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Fifteen-minute consultation: Managing a child with a new-onset squint
  1. Abigail Hopkins1,
  2. Ian Simmons2
  1. 1East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield, UK
  2. 2Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abigail Hopkins, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield LS22 5AU, UK; abigail.hopkins1{at}nhs.net

Abstract

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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  • 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.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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