A strabismus also referred to as a ‘squint’ is a misalignment of the visual axes. This is where the eyes point in different directions i.e. in, out, up or down. It is particularly common in children, affecting approximately 2.1% of children in the UK population.

Pseudo-strabismus Vs True strabismus?

A pseudo-strabismus is the false appearance of an eye turning, when in fact the eyes are aligned. A pseudo-squint is often noticed in photographs if your baby’s head is slightly turned, or if the photograph has been taken at an angle.

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