Parents will often notice that their child’s eyes may be poorly coordinated or not aligned. In certain types of squints, the child may close one eye to obscure a double image or tilt his or her head to achieve better alignment.Many Asian children often appear to have a convergent squint as a result of a prominent skin fold that covers the inner part of the eye, causing the eyes to appear to turn inwards (towards the nasal bridge). This is a pseudo squint, and no treatment is necessary. Your child’s paediatrician or doctor will often be able to tell you whether your child has a true or pseudo squint and will refer him or her to an ophthalmologist for further assessment and treatment, if necessary.
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