Paediatric Opthalmology Squint

Squint refers to a phenomenon of a misalignment between two eyes, resulting in each of the eyes pointing to in different directions, so while one might be focusing on one object, the other might be pointed in a completely different direction.

The frequency for this is not consistent and it varies from individual to individual. For some, it may be a constant factor, whereas for others it might be an occasional incident. This is commonly witnessed in children (owing to weak eyesight) but can be found in some adults too.

However, it is worth noting that as adults this occurs due to tertiary causes and is not directly related to a deficiency in the eye itself. These can include factors such as trauma, extended periods being spent in front of a computer, lesions occurring in the brain.

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Why your Child needs an Expert Paediatric Opthalmologist?

The optical needs and requirements of children are significantly different than adults, and they may experience a wide array of eye problems.
  • Paying close attention to their eye care is crucial since in younger years the eye-brain connections are readily developing and any mishap caused could lead to long term problems.
  • Difficulties arising herein have the potential of piling up to irreparable damages. The key problem here lies in the fact that children rarely talk about these issues, thus suppressing the scope for early detection. Hence objective assessment of their eye care is of paramount importance.

Immediate attention for these common Eye-Related Symptoms in Children

  • The most common sign noticed in children is the difficulty in reading the blackboard. At times, they even find it tough to write in their notebooks.
  • It is easier to recognise physical symptoms such as the improper alignment of the eyes, eyelids drooping or a squint in the eyes. Timely detection is important for the treatment of squint eyes.
  • Recurring headaches along with watery or red eyes, frequent inflammation or irritation in the eyes, should not be neglected easily.
  • Prone to different types of eye infections is also an indicator that a detailed eye check-up is a must for the child.
  • If a child has a family history of eye-related disorders or needs corrective glasses, the same problems may show in them.

Why Choose SPECTRA EYE for Specialized Eye Care?

  • We have patients from all age brackets; newborns to more than 75 years of age
  • We have a specialist panel of doctors and state of the art equipment and facilities
  • We are present at two locations in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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How helpful are squint eye exercises in dealing with the condition?

Recommended by the ophthalmologists, regular practice of eye exercises may help in aligning eyes in some cases. The vision therapy exercises are customized according to the needs of the patient. Squint eye exercises under vision treatment are only advised after a thorough eye examination.

These exercises aim to improve eye coordination and to delay the need for any surgery. These can be done at home.

Some of the commonly known squint eye exercises are:

  • Pencil exercise
  • Brock string exercise
  • Pencil pushups
  • Machine-based exercises

Is the squint surgery cost bothering you?

Keep your worries aside at SPECTRA EYE.
We follow a comprehensive and cost-effective plan for strabismus surgery.

With state-of-the-art facilities that offer reliable treatment for squint eyes. Contact us to know more about squint eye surgery costs, and we will help you clear all doubts.


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