A squint is when the eyes are not looking in the same direction. If untreated, this can lead to eye problems like amblyopia. If your child has a squint, it's important to start treatment at an early age.
On this page, you can find the following information:
- What is a squint?
- What causes a squint?
- What can I do if I think my child has a squint?
- What is the treatment for a squint?
- What are the complications of a squint?
- What is amblyopia?
- What are the causes of amblyopia?
- What is the treatment for amblyopia?
Key points about squint
- A squint is also called strabismus.
- A squint is when the eyes are not looking in the same direction.
- Treatment may include glasses, patching, exercises, or surgery and is usually a combination of these.
Different types of squints
Information for healthcare providers
Vision screening for amblyopia in childhood Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group, 2009
Interventions for unilateral and bilateral refractive amblyopia Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group, 2012