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Fifteen-minute consultation: Managing a child with a new-onset squint


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.

  • strabismus
  • paediatric ophthalmology
  • squint
  • acute-onset strabismus

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