Proportion of Squint in Neurodevelopmental Disorders among Children

Tayyaba Burhan, Asad Aslam Khan


Purpose: To determine the proportion of squint in children having neurodevelopmental disorders with regards to gender distribution & to find out proportion of strabismic amblyopia in these children. Methods: Eighty children having neurodevelopmental disorders from 5-15yrs were included from two institutes of mentally delayed children. It was a cross-sectional study & data was  collected to determine the proportion of children having squint. Results: Out of eighty children , thirty four (42.5%) were esotropic and twenty (25%) were exotropic which shows there is high prevalence of esotrpia then exotropia .Of these 28.75% had poor vision while 11.5% had esotropic amblyopia and 10% had exotropic amblyopia. Conclusion: The percentage of esotropia among mentally delayed is high then exotropia which indicates that early detection of squint and proper vision screening should be done in this group of children because they can lead to amblyopia and blindness which can effect their learning and communication skills.

Full Text: