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When can squinting be diagnosed in a newborn?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018
Question: Hi doctor, I have 3.5months old daughter and I doubt she is squinting. When should I check with a doctor for this or is it common?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
The earlier the better.opthalmoscopic examination to be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for query,
As child is just 6 months old Bruckner test or the Bruckner reflex would be done by an opthalmologist using opthalmoscope to check for strabismus.
No its not common thing and shoud not be neglected the earlier the problem is detected better are the chances of recovery post treatment.
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When can squinting be diagnosed in a newborn?

Brief Answer: The earlier the better.opthalmoscopic examination to be done. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for query, As child is just 6 months old Bruckner test or the Bruckner reflex would be done by an opthalmologist using opthalmoscope to check for strabismus. No its not common thing and shoud not be neglected the earlier the problem is detected better are the chances of recovery post treatment. Thanks