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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I am having intermittent exotropia, and squint eyes with no color blindness. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having intermittent exotropia since childhood. My mom consulted a doctor when I was small but he said it is common and I will grow out of it. But I am 19 years old now and have not consulted a doctor yet. I have no problem with vision I think. Both eyes work. This means wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern. Intermittent exotropia is the most common form of squint in India. For small amounts of exotropia, we usually prescribe small power minus glasses or exercises or prisms sometimes. For large-angle exotropia, surgery is the ...  Read Full »

Will my eyes look straight after squint surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. Next month I am going to have my squint surgery for cosmetic purpose. I do not have vision in my right eye now and it turned inwards. After this surgery, will both my eyes look straight? Either I see left or right or up or down will both my eyes work together? How ma...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This squint is sensory esotropia, which means that due to some cause your retina detached leaving you with no vision in that eye and at that early age brain failed to keep both eyes straight leaving to squint. Success rate of squint surgery is quite high (90%). Even af...  Read Full »

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 sig...  Read Full »

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