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What are the causes of Strabismus ?

Bullet Most cases of strabismus in children are of unknown cause.

Bullet Squint is caused by a lack of coordination between the eyes, causing the eyes to point in different directions and the eyes do not focus simultaneously on a single point.


Bullet Squint results from unequal pulling of muscles on one side of the eye, or a paralysis of the eye muscles.

Bullet A family history of the disease is a known risk factor.

Bullet Squint in adults may result from injuries to the orbit or brain, including closed head injuries and strokes.

Bullet Persons with diabetes may suffer with squint due to poor blood supply to the eye muscles.

Bullet Loss of vision in one eye from any cause will usually cause the eye to gradually turn outward.

Bullet Another common cause of strabismus is farsightedness (hyperopia) which may cause the eyes to turn inwards (crossed-eyes).

Bullet Rarely, squint may be due to cataract or a serious condition like a tumour.


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I'll appreciate professional advice from any doctor who can brief me [I am a cardiologist practicing in Tbilisi, Georgia] on electrocardiographic changes in patients with strabismus. Thanks in advance, Tamaz Areshidze, M.D.
Tamazi Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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