The Level Of Danger Of Squint Phoria In Children?

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Hello, I have a question. I have a toddler girl with an age of 3.5 years, there are about a month if she is daydreaming that her right eye is not parallel (squint), but when she is chatting her eyes are focused .. I am searching on google if what happens to my child is named starbimus phoria or hidden squint, this obviously worries me, what I want to ask, how dangerous is this phoria squint? If you let the eyes be misaligned (squint) permanently? Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Alzheina, Thank you for the question.


The eyeball normally moves in the same direction. The occurrence of crossed eyes / strabismus is caused by the eye muscles connected to the brain not working properly which results in the two eyes moving in different directions. The symptom of a squint is that the eyes don't move in the same direction at the same time; The weak eye will appear unfocused while the other eye is more dominant and focused. Sufferers may also complain of double vision or squint / move their heads to see better. Strabismus can be divided into several types. phoria strabismus, tropia, intermittent tropia. Strabismus phoria is a squint that only appears when the visual field is disturbed, for example by closing one eye.


Further examination by an ophthalmologist is required to assess the health condition of your child's eyes. The doctor will perform several tests to determine if your child has squints. Treatment given as early as possible can give better results. If you do suffer from crossed eyes, there are several treatments recommended by the doctor, such as the use of virtual mirrors, the use of eye patches, eye drops, eye sports, to surgery on the eye muscles. If this condition is allowed to occur, lazy eye will cause the eye to be unable to focus at all and even lose sight. You should immediately consult an eye specialist doctor for the best treatment.


Hopefully useful.


Dr. Aloisia

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