Squint ot Strabismus is the term for misalignment of the eyes. It can be viewed as a failure of the two eyes to maintain proper alignment and work together as a team.
An eye may be turned inward (esotropia), outward (exotropia), upward (hypertropia), or downward (hypotropia)
The misalignment may be constant or intermittent. Strabismus can occur in the newborn, during childhood, or in adulthood
Strabismus in children can result in lazy eye (amblyopia) and cause permanent loss of vision if treatment is delayed
Adults often experience double vision (diplopia). Depending on the type and cause of the strabismus, treatment may include eyeglasses, prisms, surgery, Botox injection, and eye-patching therapy.