Ingoing Squint From Birth

An ingoing squint that developes before 6 months may be congenital esotropia. It may be associated with one eye moving above the other (dissociated vertical deviation) and wobbly eyes (latent nystagmus).

Evidence suggests that surgery should be performed between 12 and 24 months of age in order to develop 3 dimensional (3D) vision. 80% of the time one operation is adequate. This will treat the ingoing squint, but as the child grows the upgoing squint may need to be treated.

Repeat surgery may be necessary in order to get eyes slightly ingoing so that there is a better chance of 3D vision developing.

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