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What is Squint?

A squint, also called strabismus, is where the eyes point in different directions. It's particularly common in young children, but can happen at any age.

One of the eyes may turn in, out, up or down while the other eye looks ahead. This may happen all the time or it may come and go. Treatment is usually recommended to correct a squint, as it's unlikely to get better on its own and it could cause further problems if not treated early on.

About Uveitis Eye Surgery

How do you diagnose uveitis?

  • The ophthalmologist will examine the inside of your eye. Since uveitis is often connected with other diseases or conditions, some tests may be needed. They may include a physical exam, blood or skin tests, examination of eye fluids, and imaging tests, such as X- rays. Your ophthalmologist may ask about other diseases or health problems you have had.
  • What are the types of uveitis?

  • There are 3 types of uveitis. They are based on which part of the uvea is affected.
  • Swelling of the uvea near the front of the eye is called anterior uveitis. It starts suddenly and symptoms can last many weeks. Some forms of anterior uveitis are ongoing, while others go away but keep coming back called as recurrent anterior uveitis.
  • Swelling of the uvea in the middle of the eye is called intermediate uveitis. Symptoms can last for a few weeks to many years. They often cause clouding of vision with tendency for recurrence.
  • Swelling of the uvea toward the back of the eye is called posterior uveitis. Symptoms can develop gradually and last for many years.
  • In severe cases, all layers may be involved called as panuveitis like in cases of Tuberculosis etc.
  • What causes uveitis?

    Medicines called steroids can reduce inflammation in your eye. This can ease symptoms and prevent vision loss. Your eye doctor may prescribe steroids in a few different ways:

    Eye drops. Prescription eye drops are the most common treatment.

    Pills. Your eye doctor may also prescribe steroids as a pill.

    Injections. In some cases, your eye doctor might put the steroid in or around your eye with a small needle.

    Implants. If other treatments don’t work, your doctor might suggest surgery to put a small device called an implant into your eye. The implant gives you regular small doses of the steroid over time.
    Steroids can have side effects and can increase your risk for cataracts and glaucoma. If you take steroids for uveitis, it’s important to get regular eye exams to check for signs of these problems and stick to your treating eye doctor’s follow-up schedule.
    Your treating doctor may also recommend immunomodulator therapy or biologicals to help reduce the immune system response. They may also recommend that you must contact a rheumatologist for specialized care and treat the uveitis with a multi- disciplinary approach.

    Signs & Symptoms

    Eye redness.

    Eye pain.

    Light sensitivity.

    Blurred vision.

    Dark, floating black spots in your field of vision (floaters).

    Decreased vision.

    Cloudy or foggy vision


    1. What symptoms do children with poor vision present with? When should children get their eyes checked?

    A child with poor vision may manifest in the following ways:

    • Sits too close to the TV
    • Squinting or crossing of eyes
    • Adopting an unusual position of head or face (looking through the sides)
    • Itching or rubbing of the eyes
    • Redness in the eyes
    • Sensitivity to light

    Any of the above symptoms or complaints from your child should not be neglected. Some eye conditions and diseases are hereditary and can affect your child as well. Consult your child’s doctor or an ophthalmologist at the earliest for early detection and treatment of eye disorders.

    2- How is a squint diagnosed?

    A squint can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination performed by a squint specialist. The examination may include tests to evaluate eye movements, visual acuity, and binocular vision. In some cases, additional tests such as imaging or orthoptic evaluation may be recommended to determine the underlying cause of the squint.

    3- What are the treatment options available for a squint?

    The treatment for a squint depends on its underlying cause, severity, and the patient’s age. Non-surgical options may include prescription eyeglasses, eye exercises, or the use of prisms. In other cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to adjust the position of the eye muscles and align the eyes properly.

    4- What is the right age to plan squint surgery?

    If your child is having squint which requires surgery, earlier the better. Getting squint surgery done within 6 years of age can lead to complete vision development including binocular vision and is often recommended. Discuss with our pediatric squint specialists to know exact timeline of your child’s squint surgery.

    5- Do children need glasses?

    If children are not able to see small letters clearly or have a significant glass power or squint, then they MUST wear glasses for all their daily activities.

    5- What is lazy eye?

    Lazy eye is when your eye is functionally not improving with glass power but anatomically eye looks normal.

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