Strabismus

Summary: Strabismus (also known as squint) is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. ...1,2

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Complications of Strabismus

Problems that can occur if a squint isn't treated It's important not to ignore a squint that happens all the time or occurs after three months of age. It could lead to further problems if left untreated, such as:

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Causes of Strabismus

three months in babies younger than this, squints that come and go are common and aren't usually a cause for concern ...Source: NHS Choices UK3 ...

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Causes List for Strabismus

Some possible causes of Strabismus or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Strabismus

Some of the types of this condition may include:5 Types of Strabismus:

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Diagnosis of Strabismus

When to get medical advice: Get advice if:

  • your child has a squint all the time
  • your child is older than three months and has a squint that comes and goes - in babies younger than this, squints that come and ...
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Genetics of Strabismus

Sometimes they run in families. ...Source: NHS Choices UK6 ...

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Treatments: Strabismus

Treatments and surgery for a squint The main treatments for a squint are:

  • Glasses - these can help if a squint is caused by a problem with your child's eyesight, such as long-sightedness.
  • Eye exercises - special exercises for the muscles ...
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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Cross-eyed ; Heterotropia ; Squint ; Squint eyes ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)7 ...

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References

  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0038379/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Squint/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Squint/ 
  7. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0038379/ 

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