Squint (Strabismus) also called a cross or lazy eyes is a condition where your eyes are not properly aligned with each other for a variety of reasons. One or both eyes turn in, out, up or down. It is a misalignment of the visual axes two eyes. The causes of strabismus differ in various clinical situations, but it is usually the result of a disturbance in the factors responsible for the development and maintenance of normal binocular vision.
Binocular vision and coordination of eye movements are not present at birth but are acquired in early childhood. The process starts after birth and by and large gets completed by 5-6 years. Therefore any obstacle to the development of this process may result in strabismus. Binocular vision (seeing simultaneously with both eyes) is required for depth perception.
If left untreated, the brain will eventually disregard the image from the squinting eye in time. The ignored eye will not function normally and will be less used than the other eye causing the vision in that eye to dramatically decrease (Amblyopia).
Treatment of crossed eyes includes glasses, prisms, patching, synoptophore exercises and surgery, patching, synoptophore exercise, and surgery depending on the individual case.
Our team of doctors provides necessary treatments and surgeries to re-align squint eyes for people of all ages. It is recommended to conduct a surgery before 5-6 years of age to have a strong potential to restore binocular vision. However, if the misalignment crosses the age of 8, cosmetic improvement can be done to realign the pupils. Even old people can be operated without any problems.
- Effective restoration the normal eye function
- Elimination of eye conditions such as double visions, eyestrain, or fatigue
- Not time-consuming
- Quick recovery
- A better appearance