Sometimes one eye stays focused while the other drifts in an opposite direction. 

Squint can be serious because it prevents the eyes working together (binocular vision). It can also cause the vision in the affected eye to fail to develop properly (amblyopia or ‘lazy eye’).

How is squint treated?

Treated early treatment for squint in young children can often ease the symptoms. Special glasses and eye exercises can improve the vision in the affected eye. A patch worn over the eye can also strength the muscles for better eye alignment. 

If conservative methods to correct squint are not successful your consultant may recommend surgery. 


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