What is Strabismus?


Strabismus is a common condition where eyes point in different directions. It is commonly known as a “squint”.

The condition can be treated. It generally affects children. It can cause blurred vision and affect visual development if not treated.

The exact cause of strabismus (squint) is not known. If left untreated in children, there is the risk it could develop into amblyopia. This is a condition where the brain ignores signals from the eye affected by the squint, causing vision loss.

What are the symptoms of Strabismus?

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision

What are the causes of Strabismus?

  • Causes are not always known
  • Medical conditions
  • Underlying eye problems
  • Forceps used during birth

How do you treat Strabismus?

  • Glasses
  • Eye exercises
  • Injections
  • Eye surgery