A 28 year old mum brings her 2 year old daughter, Sophie, into see you. Mum has noticed a squint when Sophie is concentrating on things up close for the last couple of months. She tells you that Sophie’s dad had a squint as a child and wears glasses. You examine the child and confirm a convergent squint.
How would you examine a child with a squint?Is squint and strabismus the same thing?
- Is it important to differentiate between a paralytic and non-paralytic squint?
- What is the most common cause of childhood squint?
- Does a child with squint have diplopia?
- Should you refer this child or watch and wait?
- If you were to refer, would it be to an Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist?
- What is the difference between an orthotist and an orthoptist?