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Squint surgery


At Neera Eye Hospital offers State of art squint services. Department  evolved new techniques in the surgical management of strabismus in cases of Complex strabismus including inferior oblique, superior oblique surgery, Duane and other syndromes and paralytic squint.

Squint is a condition where the eyes do not properly align with each other when focusing on an object. The eye, when focused on an object, can alternate. The condition can occur occasionally or constantly.

The common type of squint is where one eye turns slightly inwards, towards your nose. Sometimes the eye may turn out or – very rarely –up or down, while the other looks ahead.

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Who is affected by a squint?

Around 2-3% of children will have a squint, and you are more likely to have a squint if it runs in your family. Children who are long-sighted may have a squint without their glasses due to their eyes over focus to see things.

What are the symptoms of a squint (strabismus)?

If you do have a squint, because both eyes are not looking in the same direction, you will see double. in case, the squint develops in early childhood, the child will learn to ignore the squinting eye to stop them from seeing double. This can lead to the squinting eye becoming lazy (amblyopia), so it is very important that this is treated as soon as possible.

How do you treat a squint?

Treatment depends on what is causing the squint and includes:
    • Wearing glasses – if a child is long sighted, correcting their long sight may also correct their squint
    • Patching – if the vision is worse in one eye than the other, we may patch the good eye to encourage the weaker eye to be used
    • Surgery – if wearing glasses does not fully correct the squint, surgery can be performed as early as a few months of age
The department is well equipped with diagnostics and team of professional which provide excellent care in Squint services .

Authored By Dr. Neera Agrawal

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