Squint Eyes

The squint eyes refers to an eye condition where the eyes are not aligned properly in the same direction. In this, both the vision of the eyes are not focused on the same object. when one eye focuses on the target, the other eye turns inwards, downwards, upwards, or outwards. This can occur permanently all the time or intermittently.

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What is the treatment for squinted eyes in an eight-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 8 months old. She is having a squint or misaligned eyes. Please let me know the treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we need to check if the squint is a true squint or pseudo squint. If it is a true squint then, the first step is cycloplegic refraction. We will instill Atropine ointment for three days, and then we will check if any glasses are required or not. If there is a signi...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to correct eye squint with surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old, and when I was 1 year old, I had a heat stroke that caused an eye squint. My glasses cover the squint, but it gets noticeable on camera. Also, if I am not wearing glasses and someone looks at me from a distance, squint is quite noticeable. I have been told that my s...  Read Full »


Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think heat stroke has caused your squint. I would definitely like to see pictures where the squint is visible. You seem to be suffering from the alternate divergent squint. The amount of squint is also not much. So I suggest you try the convergence exercise ...  Read Full »

My age is 26. I have crossed eyes/squint eyes. Suggest me any solution.

Query: Hi, My age is 26 years. I have crossed eyes problem. Can it be brought back to normal by a surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query at icliniq.com. We have to check whether your vision is equal in both the eyes. If the vision is equal in both the eyes and the problem is only with the Squint Eyes(Crossed eye/Strabismus), then it can be brought back to normal by a surgery. If the vision is bad ...  Read Full »

My left eye is deformed. What can I do to improve my appearance?

Query: Hi doctor, My right eye got damaged when I was a child, and it is getting distorted now. It is affecting my appearance. Is it advisable to replace it with an artificial eye?  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay U. Nayak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. If you find the eye disfigured and distorted, it can definitely be replaced with an artificial eye. It is not an easy procedure, but it can be rewarding. Firstly your current eye will be removed by a procedure...  Read Full »

How to cure the squint in my eyes after I started wearing glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I have squint eyes, please check the attached picture. I am 24 years old, and I started wearing glasses when I was 16. I do not think I had squint before I started wearing glasses. Please suggest some exercise to reduce squint or tell me what will be best for me. I have -3 power with cyli...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering that you have a refractive error with cylindrical power, you can get corneal topography done. -3 is a moderate refractive error. Convergence exercises (pencil push ups) can be tried. The photographs uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity...  Read Full »

How to have eye muscle coordination without undergoing surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old. I have a problem of left eye muscle weakness which is lazy eye and due to which my two eyeballs do not coordinate most of the time. I feel complex and low. Unfortunately, I have been an amazing student and never worried about it. I never did any exercise for it. Ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have two distinct but inter-related problems of squint and amblyopia. Squint is the deviation of eye and amblyopia is the lazy eye. Patching will work when you are younger, usually less than 10 years of age. Squint surgery is simple, and an option if the squint is...  Read Full »

How often should a prescription glass be changed?

Query: Hi doctor, I was wearing glasses three years back, and I had no problems. The powers were right eye sphere (-1.25), cylinder (-0.5), axis (10). Left eye sphere (-1.25), cylinder (-0.5), axis (30). And a year back, I started having a headache. So I went to the eye doctor, and he gave me new prescrip...  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. The headache, squint, and complaints are all related to your eyes. I am a little bit confused with the change in the prescriptions you have described. Usually, we do not change prescription glasses above 18 to 20 years because as you grow, your eye...  Read Full »

I can see only low white light. Will squint surgery help me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My left eye is not entirely blind, but if I watch a powerful light, I just see a low white light. This problem is about 23 years. Is it due to retinal detachment and it has become squint heavily. I repaired my detachment with scleral buckle nine months ago, and it...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can undergo squint correction surgery in your left eye. However, this will purely be a cosmetic surgery. There will be no improvement in your left eye vision. Also, there will be a possibility of recurrence of squint in left eye after surgery, as the eye is almost bli...  Read Full »

Can I get surgery for crossed eyes done again?

Query: Hi doctor,I have crossed eyes since my birth. I got operated 4 years ago, but the problem was still there. I mean the operation was not 100% successful. Can I redo the procedure?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any surgical notes or pre-operative notes that can tell the type of squint? How much squint was there before squint surgery? What procedure was done and one eye was operated or both? Also, please tell that whether from each eye one muscle was operated or two. ...  Read Full »

Will strabismus recur even after surgical treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have strabismus. My right eye is squinting again and is mostly turned off by my brain. My left eye is the dominant eye, and I noticed a blind spot last year. But my right eye has also become narrower. I went to the ophthalmologist several times and had a visual test twice. Luckily t...  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, concerning the blind spot, this had to be evaluated with a diagnostic test that evaluates your vision field and not based on symptoms. On the other hand, strabismus can evolve from discrepancies in your refraction and a significant difference between th...  Read Full »

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