Common "Strabismus" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Strabismus is a condition in which both eyes look in different directions. It is found more commonly in children and can occur at any age. It is caused mainly due to the extraocular muscles; the muscles that are responsible for controlling the movements of the eye do not function properly. Both the eyes cannot coordinate evenly, which makes binocular vision impossible, making it difficult for the person to evaluate depth perception.

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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 strabismus. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old, and as a child, I suffered from strabismus (right eye outwards, especially in the sun, I think it was 45 degrees). This was discovered when I was about three years old and operated on when I was eight years old. Both my eyes were operated on, to adjust the muscles in t...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues. I understand your concern. Latent squint manifests only when the other eye is covered and then uncovered, just as you saw in the mirror. It manifests when the fusion is broken. As you have been operated o...  Read Full »

Is ocular toxoplasmosis related to vasovagal syncope?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has recently been diagnosed with ocular toxoplasmosis. We do not know if it is congenital. She was born with strabismus in her right eye and now slightly in her left eye. She also has been diagnosed with vasovagal syncope. Is this all related? Should I have her checked by an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Archana. G.

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern but it is difficult to find out that diagnosis when the baby is born. Kindly get IgG and IgM antibodies for toxoplasma so that we will know how long she has been infected and also get blood culture and sensitivity reports to give antibiotics and pl...  Read Full »

My 9-month-old baby is often looking by moving her both eyes to the corner like she is cross-looking. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 9 months old. She is often looking by moving her both eyes to the corner, like she is cross-looking through the corner. I identified this cross-looking for the past two months. She had a general eye check-up, but they were unable to identify the problem. She does not have squin...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is important to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to properly diagnose the cause of your baby's crossed eyes. There are a few possible causes, including: 1. Strabismus: This is the most common cause of crossed eyes in babies and children. It o...  Read Full »

I have a retinal detachment. Shall I do strabismus surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. My left eye is blind, not fully blind, but if I watch a power full light, I just see a white low light. I had this problem for 23 years. It is due to retinal detachment because of which I have to squint heavily. I repaired my detachment with a scleral buckle nine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Since you had a long-standing retinal problem, the probability of recovering vision is low. You have a sensory squint, and the eye deviates out when it has poor vision. Squint surgery is a successful option to regai...  Read Full »

I have strabismus and is slightly misaligned. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I have mild strabismus, however, it is not very obvious when looking straight ahead but the minute I try to focus on something, or look in another direction (without moving my head) you can clearly see that my right eye is slightly misaligned. Is this something that can be c...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is an elaborate and well-detailed query. Now coming back to the clinical condition, if I am correctly understanding it, your right eye seems to deviate outwards towards your ears only when you try to focus on near objects. Right? But they are straight when looking...  Read Full »

I suffer from strabismus since I was a toddler. Will surgery help my condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old and have had strabismus since I was a toddler. My parents do not know how I acquired the condition. My mother thinks it happened after a very high fever, or I fell down. Both incidents happened around the same time and I got this eye problem. I had surgery when I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The information provided by you is incomplete. I need some more information to guide you. With the available information, I can say that squint can be cosmetically corrected with surgery. The prognosis depends on the type and amount of squint. Kindly share photos of you...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old male having cross eyes. Is there any solution or operation for this issue in medical science? Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. I have a cross-eye problem and I would like to recheck my eye problem. Is there any solution or operation for this issue in medical science? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq for your medical needs. Yes, squint or strabismus is easy to cure. A small surgery needs to be done. You can visit a good doctor nearby and get it sorted out. I hope this helps. Thank you.  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 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 »

Why does my vision get blurry while trying to focus with strabismus?

Query: Hi doctor, I developed strabismus when I was younger and recently I started doing eye exercises to the point where I can now hold my eyes in a straight position. However, I cannot focus on anything. My only way of seeing is still by using the eyes separately and due to the eye exercises I also need...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your ailment. I guess your eyes turn outwards. This condition is called intermittent divergent squint. Generally, it remains stable, but sometimes the frequency of getting deviated increases with time like what you are experiencing. I would advise...  Read Full »

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