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Squint

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.