Dr. Jatinder Singh
Senior Consultant Squint Services
FAQs :- Answers By Our Squint Specialist
Q. Is strabismus surgery the only treatment option?
No. Strabismus treatment options and outcomes vary considerably based on types of strabismus (direction of eye turns, angle of deviations, etc.) and other factors, such the presence of convergence insufficiency, double vision, or amblyopia (lazy eye). In some patients, only glasses and exercises may help whereas some cases require surgery.
Q. Will the squint surgery improve the vision?
Squint surgery as such doesn’t improve the vision and only aligns the eye. In children, aligning the eye is important for treatment of amblyopia. However, in adults it provides only cosmesis.
Q. If squint develops again, can it be re-operated?
It is not uncommon for a squint that has been corrected in childhood to re-appear in adulthood. Yes, further surgery is often possible and need to be assessed in detail.
Squint, also known as crossed eyes is a condition in which one eye points in the direction in which the person is looking and the other eye turns inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards. This condition is present in both children and adults.
The squinting eye is used less often and the brain tends to neglect the image from that eye. In children, this may lead to Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) leading to permanently decreased vision. First 8 years of life are crucial in visual development and if timely seen and treated, vision may be restored.