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Treat squit eye of a child as soon as it is noticed to get optimal vision

Visual development in the brain takes place in the first four to five years, with stereoscopic vision developing in the first two years

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Vidya Nair Chaudhry
Squint is the misalignment of the eyes, wherein both the eyes point towards different directions. The misalignment may be constant for a few, while it may intermittently occur for some others. The deviation of the eye may be in any direction — inward, outward, upward or downward. Squints may be found in isolation, without any other eye-abnormality in children, in the first one to two years of their lives. They are also associated with high-spectacle power or low vision due to other eye abnormalities like cataract, glaucoma, retinal problems, tumours or mass lesions within the eye ball or in the
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First Published: Aug 31 2019 | 11:13 PM IST

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