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A SQUINT or Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes do not align properly. The deviation of one eye may be in any upward, downwards, inwards, outwards direction while the other one focuses at one spot.

 

What are the signs and symptoms of Squint?

  • Misalignment of Eyes

  • Blurred vision in one or both eyes

  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia) 

  • One eye or both eyes point in different directions

  • Tilting their head in a specific direction to use their eyes together

  • Experiencing double vision or confusion while looking at something

  • Frequent Eye rubbing, sensitivity to light

  • Extensive tearing

What are the causes of Squint?

  • Dysfunction of the muscles controlling the eyes

  • Congenital SQUINT

  • Childhood illnesses 

  • Nerve damage 

  • Injury

Treatment

  • Refractive errors are corrected by prescribing suitable spectacles.

  • Amblyopia treated with occlusion therapy.

  • Eye drops and Eye Exercises.

  • Surgical treatment is only used if other treatments are not effective. It can   realign the eyes and restore binocular vision.

Strabismus

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