Department of Squint

Squint Squint Squint

Department is equipped with synaptophore, prism bars, Hess's screen for diplopia charting & high quality surgical instrument for squint surgeries. The department caters to all types of optical as well as surgical correction including vertical muscles and specialised surgeries. The challenging amblyopia therapy is the unique feature which differetiates the department from others.

Treatment to prevent permanent loss of vision

1. Squint due to refractive errors is corrected by prescribing suitable spectacles.
2. Patching of the normal eye


Squint : -

• Squint is a misalignment of the eye where the two eyes are pointed towards different directions.

• The misalignment may be constant for a few, while it may be intermittently occurring for some others.

• The deviation of the eye may be in any direction inward, outward, upward or downward.

• If the child is not treated at the appropriate time, a condition called amblyopia occurs, which eventually leads to permanent loss of vision.

Causes of squint

Causes of squint : -

• Heredity

• Weakness of the eye muscles or problem in the nerves supplying the eye muscles.

• Blurred or poor vision caused due to cataract, corneal scars, glaucoma, refractive errors, optic nerve disease, tumors of the eye etc.,

• Injuries

Symptoms of Squint

Symptoms of Squint : -

• One eye or both eyes point to different directions.

• Children can have defective vision in one eye or both eyes.

• Children with squint, sometimes close one eye in bright sunlight

• Some children turn their face or tilt their head in a specific direction in order to use their eyes together

• The child sometimes experiences double vision or confusion

Surgical treatment

Surgical treatment : -

• Surgical treatment is given to the child based upon the improvement in vision by spectacle correction and patching therapy.

• The misaligned eyes can be straightened by means of surgery. This is done by detaching the muscles from original insertion and attaching it to a different place, the amount of shift based on the measurement done with special glasses (prisms).

• Surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia for children

• The child should be free from any illness like fever, common cold, cough etc., to be subjected to general anaesthesia.

• Surgery is done either on both eyes simultaneously or one eye at a time.

• The surgery is done on the white portion of the eyeball.

• The eyeball is not opened.

• Stay in the hospital is only for a day after the surgery.

• Treatment does not stop with surgery.

• Glasses may have to be continued to maintain clarity of vision. Patching therapy may be needed to be continued for some time after the surgery.


Know Your Consultants

Glaucoma Department
Dr. Amit Porwal
D.O.M.S. (Ophthalmology
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Dr. Ritu Verma
D.O.M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Glaucoma Department
Dr.Tina Damani
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Dr. Pradeep Ramteke
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Community Ophthalmology
Dr.Shekhar Mankad
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Anterior Segment Department
Dr. Jagriti Jain
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Community Ophthalmology
Dr. Milind Rokade
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Anterior Segment Department
Dr. Asha Pal
Community Ophthalmology
Dr. Ruchi Verma
Dr. Sanjay Bhatnager
MD Medicine
Dr.Ashok Kumar Dosi
Dr. Shailbala Patil
M.S. (Ophthalmology)

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