What is Squint ?

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A squint, or strabismus, is a condition in which the eyes do not align properly. One eye turns inwards, upwards, downwards, or outwards, while the other one focuses at one spot. It can happen all the time or intermittently. As a result, both eyes are unable to look at the same spot at the same time.

Squint is commonly seen in children but may be present in adults also. Most squints in young children may be associated with weak eyesight. Squints that develop in adults are usually due to secondary causes like trauma, lesions in the brain, staring computer screen for long hours, etc. and their management is different from those in children. Typically, children with squint learn to suppress the image from the deviating eye, while adults report a double vision or diplopia.

Dr Rasheena Bansal, Paediatric Ophthalmologist at PEDIA VISION Children Eye Care recommends that all children should have their eyes checked once before their first, third and fifth birthday. We offer latest eye treatment for common eye movement and alignment disorders in children such as squint and lazy eye, at the most reasonable cost. Latest techniques of squint surgery - recession resection, Muscle Plication, Adjustable muscle surgery, Muscle transplantation, Transposition and oblique muscle surgeries are done here.