Objective To provide a systematic approach to the child with a new squint.
Method Review of the current available literature.
Conclusion Squint is a common presentation in the paediatric population. Although the parents’ primary concern may be cosmetic, a new squint in childhood may be the first sign of a serious or life-threatening ocular or neurological pathology. Thorough assessment and timely referral are essential.
- paediatric ophthalmology
- acute-onset strabismus
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Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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