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Squint

Misalignment of both eyes is called strabismus or squint. There is loss of coordinated movements of both eyes either due to ocular muscle imbalance or their nervous control.


SYMPTOMS

It is usually present in childhood but may develop in adults as well. The squint may be constant or intermittent. Some children may close one eye in bright sun light or acquire abnormal head posture. Vision in both eyes may be normal or may be less in squinting eye due to amblyopia (lazy eye).There is loss of binocular vision and stereopsis (depth perception).

OPHTHALMOLOGIST’S EXAMINATION INCLUDES

  • Assessment of strabismus
  • Refraction (spectacle correction)
  • Ocular movement testing
  • Assessment of Binocular vision

Treatment
Aims at restoring good vision in each eye, alignment of both eyes and binocular single vision. It may be in the form of

  • Spectacle correction
  • Occlusion therapy for amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Muscle exercises
  • Surgical correction

Address: Korade Eye Hospital ‘Ashray’, New Pandit Colony, Lane No. 8,
Sharanpur Road, Nashik - 2
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