Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lene'' | 2011/05/04

Q.

Squint 3year old

My friends child has 2 squint eyes - sometimes its difficult to know where he is looking or who he is looking at. Sometimes, when he is concentrating very hard on a task, he will turn his head to the side, depending on which eye is ''functioning''? Even when looking straight ahead both eyes are in the corners above the nose.
Is this something that can be corrected, where and how? Will this leave him with any permanent damage?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your friend's child has a very bad squint and it is surprising that his mother has not taken him to see a doctor yet. Squints can definitely be corrected by paediatrc eye specialists. Please take him to your nearest hospital with a paediatric department.

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