We offer Squint Eye Surgery

Affects approximately 4 out of every 100 children. It is a condition in which the two eyes point in different directions. One eye may turn either in, or out while the other eye aims straight ahead. Due to this condition, both eyes do not always aim simultaneously at the same object. This results in a partial or total loss of stereo vision and binocular depth perception. The eye turns may be visible at all times or may come and go. In some cases, the eye misalignments are not obvious to the untrained observer.

Types of Squint

Esotropia and Exotropia are the two most common types of Squint. In Esotropia Eyes turns inward and is the most common in infants and outward turning of eyes is Exotropia.

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Causes of Squint

There are a range of reasons why squints may develop.In some cases, children are born with a squint or develop it in the first six months of their lives for no apparent reason. This is known as a congenital squint.

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Adult Strabismus

Adults may have strabismus either from a residual childhood strabismus or they may acquire strabismus in adulthood. New strabismus that develops in an adult can result from conditions such as thyroid eye disease, stroke or tumors and trauma.


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Childhood Strabismus

Squint, also called strabismus, is an eye condition where the eyes do not look in the same direction as each other. This means that while one eye looks forwards to focus on an object, the other eye turns either inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards


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Non Surgical Management of Squint

The aims of treatment for a squint in childhood are to make sure that the vision in each eye develops normally (i.e. prevent amblyopia), and to help the two eyes work together so that binocular and 3D vision can develop as much as possible too.

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Surgery for Strabismus

A number of children may require an operation on the eye muscles in order to straighten the squint. This is usually needed if the squint is very pronounced and is not improved by the proper correction of glasses.

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Surgical Management of Strabismus

A number of children may require an operation on the eye muscles in order to straighten the squint. This is usually needed if the squint is very pronounced and is not improved by the proper correction of glasses.

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