Squint Surgery And Management
Strabismus, commonly referred as squint, is a condition where the positioning of the eyeballs is incorrect or in different directions. Here one eye can turn upwards, downwards, inwards or outwards while the other eye looks forward. It is a common ailment and can be found in one out of twenty children.
The most common sign of a squint is the eyes looking in different directions. The squints can also cause lazy eye (amblyopia), double vision in younger kids where the vision is poor in one eye, and a many times squint can also lead to developing an irregular position of the head.
When the squint is left unattended, it is can lead to the emergence of the lazy eye. The vision in the affected eye bit-by-bit worsens because the brain ignores the message being sent from the eye. It can be treated up until seven years of age, but it is vital to get it treated as soon as possible.
Some babies are born with a squint (called as infantile or congenital squint) and some children may develop it on the later stage. The squints appeared in any age must be addressed at once. It is to ensure that the vision is protected and there are improved chances of successful treatment.
The effective course of treatment includes glasses and eye exercises. Many patients only need a regular monitoring to keep it under control. And in some cases, corrective surgeries can be carried out to treat the condition. Usually, the surgeries are carried out to correct the anomalous position of the head.