Open Access Editorial

Intermittent Divergent Squint

Smita Kapoor*

Department of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, Vision eye centre, New Delhi, India

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 11, 2018;  Published Date: November 19, 2018


Intermittent exotropia X(T) has an estimated prevalence ranging from 0.43–1.7% [1]. IXT is the most prevalent type of exotropia and has been reported to be more prevalent in females. The strabismus is exacerbated when the child focuses on distant objects, is tired or daydreaming, and may be accompanied by monocular eyelid closure in bright sunlight (diplopia phobia). Symptoms include headaches, eyestrain, blurred vision and occasional double vision. The frequency with which X(T) deteriorates to constant exotropia is unclear. Intermittent exotropia is subdivided into ‘basic’ and ‘distance’ subtypes. Reports suggest that some cases improve over time, some remain stable and others deteriorate.

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