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A squint or crossed eye is a condition where both eyes do not move together. One eye deviates either inward, outward, upward or downward while the other eye remains straight.

Common causes of squint

  • Lazy eye
  • Nerve or muscle paralysis
  • Refractive errors
  • Corneal scar, cataract or retinal problems

Management of Squint

  • Treatment of squint requires a combination of glasses, exercises and surgery
  • Exercises in the form of vision therapy which are computerized and individualized help to regain control over eye movements and fusional abilities.
  • Squint correction is important as if left uncorrected it leads to deep Amblyopia and psychological problems in children.

Advantages of Vision therapy in squint patients

  • Corrects Phorias
  • Develops binocular vision
  • Post surgery helps maintain the alignment of eyes
  • Helps correct paralytic squints
  • Helps settle double vision or diplopia
  • Develops depth perception
  • Non surgical option