Squint Vs Poor Vision

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Hi

I just join this forum to get an answer, actually my 8 months baby girl started squint her left eye inward from last 2 months. In start she do this rarly but now its increasing day b day specially when she focus on far objtects. Today i visit to Dr for her checkup and the Dr suggested her nearsighted glasses. 

I am actaully confused that her squint is due to her poor vision? or due to poor vision she squient her eye?

I mean poor vision and squint are two different things as i know. right?

Why she only squint when she focus on long distance objects?

 

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    That would mean shes near sighted. You cant focus on things far away. Just the opposite from how it sounds. I had no idea babies that young could even wear glasses. How would they keep a child that age from taking them off constantly, breaking them etc. Also wonder how they check how strong lenses should be.
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    Hello,

    I have a strabismus (squint) which is alternating from birth. I'm 34 now.

    It is pretty common for babies to have esotropia (inward turns) due to the visual system not being fully developed yet, mostly being due to crossing the eyes while trying to focus on something close. I have not heard of anyone using glasses at such a young age and would not think that is the way forward either.

    If you are concerned the person to see is called an Orthoptist, these specialise in squints and eye pairing, if indeed she did still have at around age 2 they would likely use occlusion - patch her good eye over for periods of time so her other eye gets to be used and gain strength.

     

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      Thaks for your reply, the person who have squint may also have poor vison or it is two different things?

       

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      I'm no expert, but i'd imagine they are two different things that might often overlap. Certainly poor sight does not mean a squint.

      Don't know about the other way round.

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      Plus a squint can be even something as simple as what a persons eye does just looking at a bright light.
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      Two different things, usually in babies they are far sighted so focus on a far object instead of near objects so when looking at close up things they get crossed eyes - its called accommodative esotropia.
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