A Squint or Strabismus develops when the eye muscles do not work in a balanced way and the eyes do not move together correctly. This loss of coordination between the muscles of the two eyes leads to misalignment. Ideally, eyes move in parallel direction. But, in case of squint, also known as crossed eyes, one eye points in the direction in which the person is looking and the other eye turns inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards. This condition is more common in children than in adults.
The squinting eye is used less often and the brain tends to neglect the image from that eye. In children, this may lead to Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Moreover, constant squint reduces the development of binocularity and depth perception which are required for various activities like driving, sports etc.
Squint does not correct on its own. Treatment of squint should begin as early as possible. The eye specialist is the best judge and will advise you the correct treatment. The earlier the treatment begins, greater are the chances of improvement.
Squint treatment for children include muscle exercises, use of prisms in spectacles and surgery to correct squint. Amblyopia therapy may also be required in cases with lazy eye.
In order to improve vision, the weakened muscles in the affected eye or eyes must be put to work. Several Squint treatment techniques may be used alone or in combination, depending on the type, severity, and cause of strabismus, including – Eyeglasses or contact lenses may help people who have crossed eyes due to an uncorrected farsightedness.
Such issues needs utmost attention and treatment at the earliest and our world class facility offers the best technology available for your child’s eye care needs like paediatric eye care services which include evaluation to assess and diagnose vision problems, visual evaluation in children with multiple congenital anomalies, evaluation and treatment of poor eyesight and surgical and nonsurgical treatment of strabismus.
At Oracle Eyecare, we understand that your little one sees differently. That’s why we have eye specialists who are trained in Paediatric eye care so that your child gets nothing less than the most specialized care.