TYPES OF UVEITIS
Squints may occur in families and may arise in the first few months of life. However, they may also appear in older children. Some children have a weak ability to use the eyes together, and a squint can develop. If a squint is present, the misalignment means that the eyes will lose the ability to work together and achieve 3-D vision (binocular vision).
Children may be farsighted and have a focusing problem, in which case the effort of focusing to see clearly may lead to a squint. Glasses alone may correct this problem.
Very occasionally a child may develop a squint because there is a problem with the eye and it has defective sight. The earlier this is detected the sooner treatment can be started.
If a child squints with one eye, then the vision in that eye will become lazy (amblyopic) as the brain ignores information from the squinting eye.