What is a squint?

A “squint” is the common name for ‘strabismus’ which is the medical term used to describe eyes that are not pointing in the same direction, or which are misaligned. Squints are also sometimes called ‘lazy eye’, to refer to a turned eye, but this is not an accurate description. Squints can be classified according to the direction of the turn of the eye: esotropia (convergent) refers to an eye that turns inwards towards the nose; exotropia (divergent) refers to an eye that points outwards; hypertropia is when the eye is in an upward direction.


Types of squint


Surgical correction for squints


Non-surgical correction for squints

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