At birth, a baby's vision is quite poor and most children have a mild divergent squint. The strabismus usually resolves by 3 months of age.
So for a divergent squint, bilateral lateral rectus recessions can be performed such that the origin of the lateral rectus muscles are moved posteriorly thus rotating both eyes inwards.
Patients with divergent squints most commonly present between the ages of 1 and 4 years; the condition nearly always remains intermittent and is therefore associated with good binocular vision.
For example, in intermittent divergent squints even a correction of a mild myopia (short-sightedness) may improve control of the ocular deviation.