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Squint Eye

Squint Eye, In squint both eyes are not aligned. It may be temporary or permanent. The eye may turn inward, outward, upward, or downward and it could be a torsional or a rotational squint where one eye is rotated slightly as compared to the other eye which gives to a tilted image. It is a disorder in which the eyes do not look in the same direction at the same time. Printing of the eye is usually present since birth but may not be visible during this time because the eye development usually happens after three months of the cage so usually, squints become visible after three months of age the squint may inward deviation of the eye which is called Isotropia may be outward deviation of the eye which is called as an Exotropia occasionally what may be above the other or one eye may be below the other these are called as Hypertropias or Hypertropia. It is also known as Strabismus

Causes of Squint Eye:

  • Exact cause unknown
  • Poor vision
  • Refractive error
  • Infection in eye muscle and weakness of eye muscle
  • Genetic problem
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Nerve effect
  • Hyperopia or far-sightedness
  • Muscles imbalance

Symptoms of Squint Eye:

  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of vision
  • Crossed vision
  • Uncontrolled eyes movement

Diagnostic Test of Squint Test:

  • Physical examination
  • History collection
  • Alignment test
  • Check vision sharpness
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Corneal light reflection

Treatment of Squint Eye:

1- Contact lenses

2- Vision therapy

3- Use prism lenses

4- Surgery to correct muscle movement

What kind of anesthesia is used for Squint Eye?

  • General anesthesia
  • Local anesthesia
  • Sedation
  • Numbering of the eye
  • Twilight anesthesia

Limited the night before and morning of surgery

How long does the surgery take?

It depends on :

  • Patient health
  • Number of eye muscles
  • Previous eye surgery

What are the risks of Squint Eye Surgery?

  • Under overcorrection
  • Infection
  • Loss of vision
  • Bleeding
  • Double vision
  • Anesthesia or Complications

Is medicine used after surgery?

1- Eye drops/ointment

2- Acetaminophen

3- Ibuprofen

  • Strabismus surgery can improve eye misalignment
  • Strabismus surgery is generally safe
  • Talk with your ophthalmologist

Squint Eye

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