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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Convergent Squint (Overview)

Convergent squint is a symptom in which a person (usually a child) is farsighted and needs to try extra hard to focus when looking at near objects. Because he tries hard to focus, his eye muscles pull the eyeballs inwards, giving a somewhat cross-eyed appearance.


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What can I do about a convergent squint?

What can I do about a convergent squint?

Exam, possibly surg: Misaligned eyes, also called strabismus, causes symptoms of appearance problems, and sometimes double vision. First step is an eye exam to determine the cause and duration of the problem. Has it been this way since childhood? There are generally successful eye muscle operations to correct strabismus if the appearance is bothersome to the patient, and other neurologic causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
29 doctors shared insights

Convergent Squint (Overview)

Convergent squint is a symptom in which a person (usually a child) is farsighted and needs to try extra hard to focus when looking at near objects. Because he tries hard to focus, his eye muscles pull the eyeballs inwards, giving a somewhat cross-eyed appearance.


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Okay to have convergent squint?

Okay to have convergent squint?

Sometimes-usually no: In this condition the eyes turn inwards. In childhood it should be evaluated, pathology eliminated or treated, and measures such as patching to bring the vision up for both eyes are used. Eye straightening surgery is commonly required. If this happens in an adult, it is usually due to muscle paralysis and double vision can result. See your ophthalmologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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What can I do about a convergent squint?

Exam, possibly surg: Misaligned eyes, also called strabismus, causes symptoms of appearance problems, and sometimes double vision. First step is an eye exam to determine the cause and duration of the problem. Has it been this way since childhood? There are generally successful eye muscle operations to correct strabismus if the appearance is bothersome to the patient, and other neurologic causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Name the various tests for strabismus (cross eye).?

Sensorimotor exam: The sensorimotor exam checks the extra ocular movements and measures deviation of the eyes with special lenses called prisms. Checks depth perception or tridimentional vision (titmus or randot test). ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Depends on the type.: There are many causes for strabismus and management is different for children and for adults. Treatments include observation, patching, glasses, medication, and surgery, depending on the cause, severity, and type of strabismus. Eye patching in children should only be done under the guidance of your eye doctor, as patching can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). ...Read more

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How does squinting improve your eyesight?

Pinhole effect: Squinting narrows the space between the lids and eliminates stray light, allowing the direct rays to focus on the back of your eye, improving the focus. In the clinic we use a device with many pinholes in it to measure visual potential and you do something similar with squinting. It unfortunately eliminates much of the light so it is not a practical device. ...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