Eye Solutions has a squint specialist in Mumbai and thus has a squint clinic where many patients undergo squint surgery in Mumbai and also from outside Mumbai.
A squint is when one eye wanders or turns so that it does not work with the other eye. The eye may turn inwards or outwards, or more rarely upwards or downwards. The eye may turn all of the time or only sometimes, for example when tired or concentrating. The technical term for squint is strabismus. If you look at the first picture above you notice that the left eye is turned completely outward. This particular squint is known as Exotropia. The picture on the right is after surgery. The eyes look straight.
There are many causes for squints, and you should talk to your eye doctor about the cause in the case.
There are some theories that are postulated for the occurrence of squint. Abnormalities in the position of the muscles, the strength of the muscles, and deformities of the muscles are known causes. Squints can also occur because of local or brain injuries and even because of systemic problems like hypertension and hyper or hypothyroidism. Squints can also occur in families though less commonly.
Squints can be treated to improve the appearance of the eyes and/or to help double vision or eyestrain caused by the squint.
Eye exercises to improve the control of the eyes can help some squints. In some cases, glasses may improve the squint. In particular glasses for long-sight can correct some inward-turning squints. Prism glasses can help to control double vision and eyestrain.
However, most squints are treated by surgery. What happens in a squint surgery is that the position of the muscles is altered. These are those muscles that move the eyes in various directions.