Squint, also called strabismus, is an eye condition where the eyes do not look in the same direction as each other.

This means that while one eye looks forwards to focus on an object, the other eye turns either inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards. The eyes do not work together as a pair all the time.

Most squints occur in young children. Sometimes when a child has a squint, the sight in the eye which turns may be weaker (this is called a "lazy eye"). Squints can also develop in adults but for different reasons to young children. This information will take a look at childhood squints.

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