R P Eye Institute

Director’s Message,

It may appear in only one eye or may alternate between the two eyes. Squint is relatively common in children and 2-3 % of the population has a squint. Treatment is advisable as soon as

Possible. In order to focus both eyes on an object all the eyes muscles of each eye must be balanced and work together. When one eye turns, that eye is not focused properly which can lead to decoration of vision in the squinting eye.

Some babies may appear to have a squint that is not a true squint –IT IS CALLED PSEUDO-SQUINT. This is due to “Epicanthus” and is caused by folds of skin on a wide nose. Epicanthus

Does not exclude the possibility of a squint being present so you should always seek an Expert opinion

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