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  What is a Squint?
A squint occurs when the two eyes are pointing in different directions. A squint can be congenital or developmental in children and there is no often no obvious cause. Risk factors are prematurity and family history Squints in adults may be due to a number of causes, and your doctor will investigate you appropriately.

What is the treatment?

In children it is important to exclude an underlying cause. Children need to be checked for the need for glasses, which may help to control the squint. It is extremely important for children to have regular follow-up appointments to ensure their vision develops normally. Some children may need patching of one eye to allow the weaker eye to develop. A small number of children may require surgery, but this is generally after the vision has been allowed to stabilise.







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