Who is most likely to have a squint?

Squints can happen because of many reasons, and they are different in children as opposed to adults. Squints can occur after certain other systemic conditions. For example, diabetes or a minor stroke can cause squint, but it can also happen because it is a habit of the brain to make the eye move more in one way than the other.

Who is most likely to have a squint? Squints can occur for a number of reasons. It is important to treat the squint as soon as possible, especially in children who are diagnosed with it at an early age.

Sometimes, a person can control a squint, and it only happens if they are exhausted, for example, and at certain stages of their life when it begins to come out more, and they have difficulty controlling it. An example is when they start to get presbyopic which is when they have trouble focusing from far to near and need to use bifocals or varifocals. The other example is when they begin a very stressful job where they’re always looking at the computer or looking at close accounting work, and again that provokes the squint to come out more. A squint can happen for various reasons; it can be something you are born with or congenital, or someone can acquire it, such as from diabetes or small strokes or even injuries and traumas.

By |2017-09-29T15:55:21+00:00December 21st, 2017|Children's Eye Conditions, Squint|Comments Off on Who is most likely to have a squint?

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