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Squint Eye Treatment In Chennai
What is Squint ?
Squint is a misalignment of the eye where the two eyes are pointed in different directions
The misalignment may be constant for a few, while it may be intermittently occurring for some others
The deviation of the eye may be in any direction inward, outward, upward or downward
If the child is not treated at the appropriate time, a condition called amblyopia occurs, which eventually leads to permanent decrease in vision
DRR Eye hospital has one of the best squint eye treatment facility in Chennai.
Suppression of blurred image
Brain rejects blurred image
Confusion results from superimposition of 2 dissimilar images
Permanent decrease of vision
Causes of Squint
Weakness of the eye muscles or problem in the nerves supplying the eye muscles
Blurred or poor vision caused due to cataract, corneal scars, glaucoma, refractive errors, optic nerve disease, retinal disease, tumors of the eyes etc.,
Symptoms of Squint
One eye or both eyes point to different directions
Children can have defective vision in one eye or both eyes
Children with squint, sometimes close one eyes in bright sunlight
Some children turn their face or tilt their head in a specific direction in order to use their eyes together
The child sometimes experiences double vision or confusion
Treatment to prevent permanent loss of vision
Squint due to refractive errors is corrected by prescribing suitable spectacles
Patching of the normal eyes
Surgical treatment is given to the child based upon improvement in vision by spectacles correction and patching therapy
The misaligned eyes can be straightened through surgery. In this surgery, the muscles are detached from their original insertion and shifted to a different spot. The amount of shift is based on the measurement done with special prism
Surgery is usually done under general anesthesia for children by a Squint specialist .It is ensured that the child is free from any illness like fever, common cold, cough, etc., before subjecting to general anesthesia.
Surgery is done either on one or both the eyes
It is done on the white portion (selera) of the eye
The eyeball is not opened
Stay in the hospital is only a few hours after the surgery
Squint eye treatment does not stop with surgery. Glasses may have to be continued to maintain clarity of vision. Patching therapy may be needed to be continued for some time after the surgery.