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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nessa | 2007/03/24

Q.

Squint eye

Hi my baby is 7 weeks old and has had her 6 week checkup and all was fine. I am now noticing she has a squint with her left eye but after focusing it becomes straight. should I be worried?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is too early to worry about a possible squint at your baby's age as she has just started to look at you and around her with purpose-this is called fixing. Give her a lot more time and the squint may just be temporary.If it persoists after 1year your baby should be seen by an eye specialist.

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