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What causes a squint, if you were not born with it?

What causes a squint, if you were not born with it?

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

Dr. Alan Jackson
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Frequent Squinting (Definition)

Squinting is a symptom in which a person squeezes his eyelids together a little bit, in order to see more clearly, to block out bright light, or to block out dust and wind. ...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

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One kid having squinting left eyes some time when she tries to see far. If observed closely squinting is not noticable at all. Does this can be treated and how.Please advice?

One kid having squinting left eyes some time when she tries to see far. If observed closely squinting is not noticable at all. Does this can be treated and how.Please advice?

Nearsighted: Squinting artificially lengthens the eye a little & allows someone to see things at a distance more clearly. This is the problem of the nearsighted(can see ok near).It is likely worse than 20/40 vision which is the level most kids start having trouble seeing the blackboard at school. ...Read more

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Why does squinting help you see far things better?

Why does squinting help you see far things better?

Blocks unfocused : Squinting cuts out some of the light that is not properly focused on the retina. It might cause wrinkles, but it won't hurt your vision. Your vision may degrade over time due to age, not due to squinting. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for squint?

Is there any cure for squint?

Glasses: Usually it is to improve focus or decrease light. You should see an optometrist or ophthalmologist for exam and discuss your concern. ...Read more

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Is oil on your face skin supposed to be stingy to EYES? Stings when oil gets in, eg. Squinting, crying. I put no chemical on skin. Use chem- free soap

Is oil on your face skin supposed to be stingy to EYES? Stings when oil gets in, eg. Squinting, crying. I put no chemical on skin. Use chem- free soap

Yes, it can. : Many skin surface secretions around the eyes & eyelids, such as oil & perspiration, may enter the eyes after crying, sweating, &rubbing. Also deposits from the environment that you live in May adhere to the periocular skin and may be introduced as above. Some of these may be more irritating than others, especially salty sweat. Washing face & eyelids with gentle soap & water & artif. Tears Help ...Read more

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Can your vision get worse from squinting too much?

Can your vision get worse from squinting too much?

No: But getting some glasses or contacts would end the need to squint. Also squinting will give you ugly wrinkles. ...Read more