Do squint and amblyopia require urgent treatment?
Certainly for the lazier eye is essential to see someone as soon as possible. That’s because the earlier is the treat condition, the better the results are. And there are many studies showing this. Certainly for the lazy eye it is important to come as early as you can.
A squint can be sometimes due to something dangerous. Not often, but it can happen. An example could be cancer. Therefore it is essential that that child is seen as soon as a squint has picked up, either by the parent or by the doctor.
More about Ashwin Reddy
Mr Ashwin Reddy is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Clinica London. His special expertise is in treating children’s eyes with squint and amblyopia, including retinal problems, congenital watering eyes, drooping eyelid and concern re visual development. He has over 11 years of experience in treating children with eye problems, and has published extensively in ophthalmic journals about treating children’s eye conditions. He also teaches medical students at Queen Mary College, London University. At Clinica London he is responsible for children’s eyes.