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Squint Treatment

At Yashoda Hospital, we provide the right treatment to kids and adults for treating Squint. We at Yashoda Hospital provides the best squint treatment in Ghaziabad with utmost care and warmth, ensuring empathetic medical staff and caring nursing. Our doctors understand the squint type with precision and accuracy, and therefore you are at the right hand for your child’s eye treatment. We provide the latest eye care treatment, and that is why we are the leading eye services in the region.

What is Squint?

A squint, or strabismus, is a medical condition where the eyes do not align properly. In this condition, one of the eyes turns upwards, downwards, inwards, outwards, while the other one focuses on one spot. The condition occurs when the extraocular muscles, muscles that control the movement of the eye, and the eyelid are not working together. Therefore, both the eyes are not able to look at the same spot at the same time.

The disorder also occurs because the brain and the eyes are not able to coordinate correctly.

Some of the types of strabismus are:

There are various different types of strabismus, including a lazy eye.

The following terms are used to describe strabismus by the positions of the eye:

  • Hypertropia occurs when the eye turns upwards
  • Hypotropia occurs when the eye turns downwards
  • Esotropia occurs when the eye turns inwards
  • Exotropia occurs when the eye turns outwards

If the strabismus is detected or diagnosed early, then it can lead to effective treatment. However, with the latest technology in hand, strabismus can be treated at any time.

Who are eligible for Squint Treatment?

While Squint is fairly obvious from an early age, however, minor Squint may be less noticeable.

  • Usually, infants and new-borns may appear to be cross-eyed if they are tired. But that doesn’t mean that have squints.
  • The signs of double vision or a possible squint are there if the child has one eye closed or turns their head when looking at you.
  • At the time of birth, strabismus is normally present, or it develops in the first six months after birth.
  • If Strabismus is left untreated, it can lead to amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” in which the brain ignores the input from one of the eyes.

What are the Procedures used to treat Squint at Yashoda Hospital?

At Yashoda hospital, we have advanced technology that can check if the child has developed a squint or not. You should bring your child routinely to the doctor for screening. The physician or optician will medically examine the child, and if the child has Squint, the child will be referred to the ophthalmologists. Before the test is performed, the ophthalmologist will use eye drops that dilate the pupils.

The patient is assessed by performing the Hirschberg test, or Hirschberg corneal reflex test. The ophthalmologist focuses light in the eye and examines where the light reflects from the corneas. The light will go to the center of both corneas if the eyes are well-aligned. If the light does not go to the center of both corneas, then it may mean that the patient has hypertropia, exotropia, esotropia, or hypotropia.

Treatment options

Some of the treatment options we use are:

  • Orthoptic exercises: The ophthalmologists will suggest you some orthoptic exercises in cases of convergence insufficiency.
  • Occlusion therapy: Under the age of 10 yrs of age, patching therapy (occlusion therapy) can be done in children if the child has amblyopia (lazy eye) leading to squint.
  • Spectacles: The Squint can be treated if it is present due to refractive error. It can be linked by prescribing suitable spectacles.
  • Prisms: Prisms can be recommended in patients with a paralytic squint to remove diplopia. If the ophthalmologist evaluates that the deviation is less, it can also be used.
  • Surgical procedure: The ophthalmologists can straighten the misaligned eyes by surgical intervention (Mainstay of treatment in adults).

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