Practical procedures

How to test a child’s eyes for strabismus

Catherine Dunlop



Testing for squint in young children requires rapport with the child and attention to detail, plus a supply of interesting toys.

Article Extract

Prompt detection and treatment of strabismus (squint), a misalignment of the eyes, is essential for equal and full visual development in both eyes and to detect structural abnormalities or retinoblastomas. General practitioners play an important role in this early detection as they see children a number of times in their early years.