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Can squint be treated?Age 17

Can squint be treated?Age 17

Strabismus or myopia: You should consult an oculoplastic surgeon to make the differentiation between strabismus (cross or walleyed) or myopia (nearsightedness). ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


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Why is my 3 year old squinting?

Why is my 3 year old squinting?

Vision screening: This is an important observation. I would recommend vision screening as per the AAP guidelines. Other causes may be allergic reactions to airborne agents such as pollen. Noting episodes of tearing and redness is also important. ...Read more

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Why is my daughter always squinting?

Possible nearsighted: The act of squinting changes the shape of the eye and may increase her visual acuity. This would be a good time to have her eyes and vision examined. ...Read more

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Any ideas why squinting helps you see better?

Any ideas why squinting helps you see better?

Changing eyeball: The maneuver compresses the eyeball some and lengthens the distance between the eye lens and the focus spot in the back.This is a simple way to improve nearsightedness. A better choice would be a proper eye exam and glasses if needed. ...Read more

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Why does your vision improve when you squint?

Pinhole effect: The light rays that enter the eye through the exact center do not need to be bent (or refracted) to focus. By limiting the light entering the eye by a pinhole or squinting, you maximize this. Btw if squinting helps, you need glasses. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to put on specks for a squint ?

Is it necessary to put on specks for a squint ?

Sometimes: If you are farsighteded and have esotropia (eyes turn in) then proper refractive correction is often helpful in minimizing symptoms. ...Read more

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Is squinting a lot a possible sign that i need glasses?

Is squinting a lot a possible sign that i need glasses?

Possibly: Squinting to improve you vision may indicate an uncorrected refractive error that can be corrected with spectacle correction. You should have a comprehensive ophthalmologic exam to determine that your eyes are health. ...Read more

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What makes people squint when they can't see something?

What makes people squint when they can't see something?

Better focus.: Squinting creates a "pinhole" effect that results in clearer vision by eliminating what is referred to as diffractive light rays entering your eye and not focusing on your retina. By squinting, these diffractive light rays are condensed and they come closer to landing at the proper place on your retina resulting in clearer vision. ...Read more

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Why does your vision improve when you squint at something?

Why does your vision improve when you squint at something?

Better focus.: Squinting creates a "pinhole" effect that results in clearer vision by eliminating what is referred to as diffractive light rays entering your eye and not focusing on your retina. By squinting, these diffractive light rays are condensed and they come closer to landing at the proper place on your retina resulting in clearer vision. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I automatically squint whenever looking at something?

What does it mean when I automatically squint whenever looking at something?

STRABISMUS: Squinting or malalignment of the eyes .Left untreated, 50 percent of children will have visual loss due to amblyopia. ...Read more