Symptoms and Detection
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What are the symptoms of strabismus?

Symptoms may include:

  • Turned or crossed eye.
  • Squinting.
  • Head tilting or turning.
  • Double vision (in some cases).


How is strabismus diagnosed?

Even if a child's eyes appear to be straight, the child should be examined by an ophthalmologist, a medically qualified eye specialist, by the age of 1 year. It is possible to examine a child of any age for strabismus and determine whether the eyes are properly focused. If you are not sure whether your child's eyes are straight, consult your family doctor, who may advise referring the child to an ophthalmologist.

The ophthalmologist may use special tests, such as prism testing, to evaluate the alignment of the eyes.