Squint Eye Problem

" The Squint Department at Nandadeep Eye Hospital. " is highly specialized with advanced eye care facilities offering expert diagnosis and treatment for the entire ophthalmic problems in both children and adults belonging to different age groups. Treatment is done in form of vision therapy, spectacle correction and also surgery; (surgery being done by one of the top 10 squint surgeon of India).


Squint, also known as strabismus, is a condition in which both the eyes are unable to focus on the same direction at the same time. In such instances, while one eye may be able to focus on an object being observed, the second eye may turn inwards, outwards, upwards, or downwards at the same time. Usually, this happens when the extra ocular muscles, which control the movement of the eyes and eyelids, are unable to function in tandem. As a result, neither eye can focus on the same point at the same time. This deformity can also occur if the eyes cannot coordinate properly due to a complication within the nervous system. Strabismus disrupts binocular vision which hampers the patient’s depth perception. In India, the general incidence rate of strabismus, or squint eye, is between 4% and 6%. Premature new-borns, on the other hand, have a incidence rate of 30% to 40%.

Indications for Squint treatment
A. Glasses and myopia therapy for restoration and correction of vision
B. Correction of deviation for cosmetic purposes
C. Correction of deviation for preservation and restoration of binocular vision
D. Prevention of diplopia
Few risk factors that can lead to the development of a squint eye
  1. People who have experienced stroke or are affected with Down syndrome or cerebral palsy are more prone to developing a squint eye
  2. People with hyperopia or far-sightedness are at a higher risk of developing a squint because of the extra strain they tend to put on their eyes to see clearly
  3. People who have a family history of squint eye are more susceptible to getting afflicted
  4. Poor vision in one eye.
  5. Hydrocephalus (a congenital disease that results in a build-up of fluid in the brain).
  6. Brain tumours.
  7. Head injuries, which can damage the area of the brain responsible for control of eye movement, the nerves that control eye movement, and the eye muscles.
  8. Neurological (nervous system) problems
  9. Graves’ disease (overproduction of thyroid hormone).
Treatment of Squint is as follows

Correction of Refractive Error.

Vision Therapy (Conventional and Software Based), Patching or both in case of Lazy Eye.