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    WESTEND EYE HOSPITAL
    High Court Junction
    Banerji Road,
    Cochin 31.
    Kerala, India.
     

  • Surgical Wing & OP Section:

    WESTEND EYE HOSPITAL
    Near Vimalalayam,
    Kacheripady, Chittoor Road
    Cochin, Kerala, India.

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SQUINT

Dr. Davis J. Akkara &
Dr. Ethamma Davis
Westend Eye Hospital.
Cochin 31.


Normally when we look at an object or a person, both our eyes point at it. It is achieved by very fine muscles, which control the eye movements. If these eyes lose this fine balance of movement, they point in different directions and we call them squint-eyed.

There are many reasons for squinting. The treatment also changes according to the cause of the squint. In any case it is very important to get early treatment for squint. Ask your doctor for details. Some types of squints cause reduction of the eyesight if not treated early. Hence treating squint at the right time is very important as far as preserving vision is concerned.

Basically there are three ways of treating squint.

1. By eye exercises,
2. By spectacles and prisms and
3. By operation.

In most of the instances the eyes can be treated successfully and squint corrected fully. A detailed examination of the patient is necessary to make a diagnosis. The treatment can be started only after that.

Squints are best corrected at or around the age of two years. Development of vision starts very early and so proper alignment of the eyes is essential for the development of all the aspects of binocular vision.

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