What is squint?
Squint or strabismus is a misalignment of the two eyes where the eyes do not look in the same direction.
What causes eye to squint?
The major causes of squint are either a nerve injury or dysfunctioning of the muscles controlling the eyes. Though the cause of squint is not clear, a person is more likely to develop it. The possible causes are:
Congenital squint - a family history of squint.
Long sight - develops as the eyes ‘over-focus’ in order to see clearly.
Childhood illnesses - develops following an illness such as measles or chickenpox.
Nerve damage - a difficult delivery of a baby or illness damaging a nerve.