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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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Should I undergo squint correction surgery for my exotropia?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an exotropia squint in my right eye for the last 10 to 12 years. Presently I have very low vision in that eye, and near and far vision is blurry. I consulted an ophthalmologist, and he recommended a LASIK surgery and, after that, a squint correction surgery a month later. Sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can proceed with the LASIK surgery and the squint correction as advised.:Your right eye is amblyopic (lazy eye). So, the vision, even after a LASIK, will be 6/18 p and not 6/6. As y...  Read Full »

Can surgery fix my crossed eyes?

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 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 or...  Read Full »

I have a 4-month-old son who has occasional eye drift. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, My four months old son seems to have an eye that drifts outward occasionally. He has been seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist when he was two months old. The doctor told us that, my son has normal infant vision. The doctor suggested to come for a review after a month to see the eye al...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Your kid definitely has a squint. This is not a normal thing. The first step in the management of squint is cycloplegic refraction under Atropine (0.5 mg monohydrate atropine sulfate, equivalent to 0.415 mg atropine. Consult a local pedia...  Read Full »

Is it okay for 3-month-old baby to have undeveloped vision?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is three months old now. We got her examined by an eye specialist this week, but the doctor said that her vision is not yet developed, so she cannot see or differentiate colors. As per the doctor's examination, my daughter's eyeballs, retina, etc., are fine, but the eyeball lin...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. What are the symptoms that the child has? Does she have nystagmus or oscillating movements of the eye? Does the child grab the toys presented to her? Is the size of her eyes smaller than usual or cross-eyed or squint? Was only a routine exami...  Read Full »

I have an eyeball misalignment and dual vision. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old male. I traveled by train for 12 hours and came sleeping, then I developed a headache. Now, suddenly I am having one eyeball misalignment and dual vision. No other symptoms. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are experiencing sudden squint. Please get blood pressure checked now. The double vision right now is not an emergency but if you have high BP, that has to be taken care of. If you do not have a BP instrument, kindly tell me if you have these signs. Dizziness, heada...  Read Full »

How can I fix the size difference between my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. My right eye is smaller than my left eye. For this cause I am not able to see clearly with my right eye. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is not a small eye.  This looks like a condition called convergent squint (inward deviation of the eye). This is making your eye appear small.  There are many ty...  Read Full »

My daughter has accommodative esotropia. Is surgery needed?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-1/2 year old daughter is diagnosed with accommodative esotropia (crossed eye) and is recommended to wear glasses. And she has been wearing them for a month now. But, when I remove the glasses, the eyes still look crossed. But, looks fine when she wears the glasses. Is there a surg...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Accommodative esotropia is in a way good type of squint. Because, it is treated by wearing glasses. Good thing is that your daughter is diagnosed and treated early as late treatment may not be helpful. Just keep wearing glasses and it will improve over period of years...  Read Full »

I have vision loss and a squint in my right eye. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a squint in my right eye. It is turned inwards by birth and I have no vision in my right eye. My left eye is 100% perfect. I met an eye specialist. He checked my squint and told that my vision is not recoverable. He advised me to get cosmetic eye muscle surgery. He said it in...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the documents and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have large angle esotropia (90PD) (a form of squint). As per my experience, operating two muscles will reduce the deviation, but will not correct it fully. As per my e...  Read Full »

My baby's eye exam results are conflicting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, The query is regarding my 6.5 months old baby girl. She has been seen by two pediatric ophthalmologists. The first one examined her eyes using a Plusoptix vision screener and assured us that everything was normal based on the testing results. He assured us that there was no strabismus....  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to The amount of refractive error manifested depends on the cycloplegic medications used and the amount of time elapsed after using the medication. The gold standard for a 2 year old is Atropine ointment for three days followed by retinoscopy. So, if different medicati...  Read Full »

My son has crossed eye since birth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years old. He is having crossed eye problem from the birth. Is it curable? If yes, then what is the treatment for this? Also, what is the success rate of the treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Your child's squint problem can be treated in a number of ways and often more than one treatment or a combination of treatments may be needed to get the best result for your child's vision. 2. Your child's squint treatment will be depend on the type of squint. Mos...  Read Full »

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