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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Will myopia and astigmatism cause intermittent squint ?

Hi Doctor , My son is 4 years old We have took him for eye observation to Aravind Eye Coimbatore as we noticed squit appear to his left eye sometimes Docotors diagnosed it as intermittent squint and he is also having Myopia and Astigmatism SO they recommended to wear glass and review after 6months SO i would like to know from the experts that Myopia and Astigmatism kind of refraction errors will cause intermittent squint Krish
Sat, 14 Jan 2012
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Dear krish, yes the type you are explaining the eye must be deviating out ,this is called as intermittent exotropiac, in this we prescribe glasses and keep a watch on the control .,& operate when the control gets poor
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