Squint surgery is one of the most common specialized treatments for squints. It is performed by loosening or tightening and repositioning eye muscles to regain the eyes' alignment. It is usually a painless procedure recommended, particularly before six years of age.
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Can divergent eye squint be treated with surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a complete retinal detachment in my left eye from an early age (11 to 12), went to many places including renowned eye care hospitals but nothing worked. Anyways, after a few days my left eye started to go outward and within a short time went completely outward (divergent squint... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, as you have mentioned that you have had a total retinal detachment (RD) in your LE during childhood, I would like to emphasize on the fact that RD surgery will not help in improving your vision. The squint you are talking about is an adaptive mechanism of the e... 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 »
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... Read Full »
Exotropia squint in the right eye, Is LASIK and squint surgery Recommended?
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 »
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, but please keep the following in mind: Your right eye is amblyopic (lazy eye). So, the vision, even after... Read Full »
Will my eyes look straight after squint surgery?
Query: Hi, 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 many hour... Read Full »
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%). Ev... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Why am I not able to see clearly from one eye?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been using only one eye since birth. This is a result of a medicine that my mother took when I was in her womb. My right eye is normal, but the left has a squint. I can see a little light in my left eye, but I cannot really use this eye for seeing. By this time, I got another pr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get your eyes tested for a refractive error that is glasses or spectacles. You have become nearsighted so get this test by an ophthalmologist. Your left eye has turned inward that is esotropia. You need to consult a pediatric ophthalmologist that is squin... Read Full »
Can squint surgery help treat diplopia?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male with a history of closed globe injury in the right eye 10 years ago. At that time, my vision in the right eye was hand movements only and I was diagnosed with a macular injury. Three months later, my vision slowly improved to 6/36. However, my right eye started ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diplopia is occurring definitely due to squinting because, in this, the image which is formed will be defocussed. It has occurred secondary to the trauma. The only remedy is to correct it by surgery. If it would have been due to other causes which were intrinsic t... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »