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