What does your child do?

They tilt their head abnormally

They tilt their head abnormally

Abnormal head carriage, or torticollis, may have an ocular cause. The head position can be used, for example, to calm abnormal spontaneous movements of the eyes, which become more noticeable when the child is asked to keep his/her head upright.

It can also compensate for eye deviation, which can become apparent when the child is asked to keep his/her head upright. It is important to report any abnormal head position to the paediatrician, who may refer you to an ophthalmologic examination based on their own clinical examination. It is also possible to consult an ophthalmologist directly to rule out a visual origin of torticollis.