SQUINT SURGERY

Squint : Normally both eyes are straight while looking ahead and move with perfect coordination in all the directions. When one of the eye deviates either outside (away from nose), inside (towards nose) or up or down the condition is know as squint.

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Convergent Squint

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Vertical Squint

Treatment : In children the condition should be treated as early as possible with glasses, occlusion therapy (covering the healthy eye) and squint surgery.

Squint Surgery : There are six muscles controlling each eye ball’s movement. Two of these control horizontal movement, two control vertical movement and two control oblique movement. Depending upon type of squint (horizontal, vertical) these muscles are strengthened or weakened by surgical procedure.

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Recession (weakening)
of horizontal muscle

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Recession (weakening)
of horizontal muscle

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Occlusion therapy

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Convergent Squint after Surgery

Exercises of weak eyes are done using synaptophore at our centre so as to increase its vision. Exercises with synaptophore also help in cases of eye strain, computer fatigue syndrome, etc.

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Squint Surgery is performed at our centre routinely.

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Before Surgery

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After Surgery