To begin with, it's normal for a newborn's eyes to wander or cross occasionally during the first few months of life. But by the time a baby is 4 to 6 months old, the eyes usually straighten out. If one or both eyes continue to wander in, out, up, or down — even once in a while — it's probably due to Strabismus or Squint Eye.
As the child grows, the problem can become entrenched, and the treatment of older children carries no guarantee of success. However, strabismus is treatable following an early diagnosis.
Here are five signs that a child may be at risk of developing strabismus!
Looking Sideways at Objects
Closing an Eye
Squinting in Moderate Light
Problems Judging Distance
If your child is showing any of the above symptoms, be sure to see a pediatric ophthalmologist immediately as an untreated squint can lead to other vision problems and even learning disabilities‼ Dr. Rasheena Bansal, Paediatric Ophthalmologist at PEDIA VISION Children Eye Care recommends that all children should have their eyes checked once before their first, third, and fifth birthdays. We offer the latest eye treatment for common eye movement and alignment disorders in children such as squint and lazy eye, at the most reasonable cost. The latest techniques of squint surgery - recession resection, Muscle Plication, Adjustable muscle surgery, Muscle transplantation, Transposition, and oblique muscle surgeries are done here.
So what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment today!