Squint or strabismus is a condition where eyes don’t align together. This condition can be constant or intermittent and occurs because the muscles that control the movement of the eye, the eyelid, and the extraocular muscles are not working together properly. So, as a result, both eyes look in different locations at the same time and are unable to focus on anything. As a result, the person is unable to see clearly, commonly known as a lazy eye condition, and can be cured with proper treatment.
There are many causes of the squint condition but the most common is the weak eye muscles which cause the eyeball to hang out loosely and not get the treatment it requires. The other reasons include nerve conditions, cataracts, or weakness in the part of the brain that controls eye movements. Spectra eye is the leading eye hospital providing the best squint eye treatment in Mauritius.
The symptoms of squint are very difficult to detect. People often complain of vision problems when suffering from the squint. The main symptoms of squint are-
There are different types of strabismus based on the cause or the way the eye turns. The various types of strabismus based on the position of the eye include-
An early diagnosis of strabismus can result in effective treatment as age increases, the treatment gets complex, and chances of squint eye treatment success vary.
There can be various causes of strabismus which may include-
The eye professionals run various tests to diagnose the condition of squint in the patients. The treatment test might include-
The different treatment options for the squint eye treatment include-
Glasses- if hypermetropia or far-sightedness is causing squint, then glasses will help to tackle the condition
Vision therapy- this help to enhance brain-eye coordination and increases muscle control to improve focus.
Botox/ botulinum toxin injection- Botox injections are injected into the muscle on the surface of the eye. They temporarily weaken the injected muscle, and this helps the eyes to align properly.
Surgery is considered when other treatments are not effective. It can realign the eyes and restore binocular vision as the surgeon moves the connecting muscles to a new position in the eye. In many cases, both eyes need to be treated to get the right alignment for proper vision. Surgery can straighten the eyes and rectify the alignment but, in most cases, vision therapy is needed to restore the complete vision of the patient.
People with high blood pressure cannot undergo squint surgical treatment. For kids, initially, vision therapy along with glasses are preferred and surgery is considered only when the kid gets a bit older. The success of the treatment depends if it is diagnosed and treated at an early stage of life or quite late with the condition worsening.
Some risks and complications associated with squint condition are-
The preventive measures for the condition of squint include-
The squint eye treatment cost Mauritius is quite affordable at the Spectra eye hospital with premium squint eye treatment in adults.