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Squint Surgery

Squint, medically known as Strabismus, is a condition where the motion of the eyes is not synchronised and the eyes point in a different direction, mostly opposite to each other. Squint eye surgery is.....

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Squint, medically known as Strabismus, is a condition where the motion of the eyes is not synchronised and the eyes point in a different direction, mostly opposite to each other. Squint eye surgery is a common process to treat squint. In this process muscles inside and outside of the eyes are tightened and the normal motion of the eyes is restored.

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How Is Squint Surgery Done?
Preparation
  • Steps to take before the procedure


    The doctor may run a few tests to ensure the patient is in optimum health to undergo the procedure. All the instructions about the food intake, post-surgery care, and medications are given at this stage.

Procedure
Treatment Procedure
  • What happens during the procedure?


    The surgery is performed under the effect of anaesthesia. After the anaesthesia has taken effect, eyelids are opened and problematic muscles are identified. Small incisions are made in the conjunctiva (a thin layer of white tissues lying over the muscles). The eye muscles are then separated or removed from their original position and attached to a new position so that there are no signs of squint eye when the muscles heal. These muscles are attached with stitches which dissolve on their own when the eye heals.

Procedure
Post Treatment
  • After the surgery, a pad will be put on the eyes for a day. The eye may feel sore for a few days and the patient might have itchy or red eyes, and double vision, but these conditions last generally for a week. Your doctor will also prescribe certain medication to relieve the conditions.

Procedure
What are the benefit and risks of Squint Eye Surgery procedure?

Squint eye surgery is a delicate procedure and comes with both advantages and disadvantages.

Benefits

The advantages of Squint Eye Surgery are:

Benefits of squint eye surgery are manifold and differ from person to person. Other than correcting the alignment of movement of the eyes, squint eye surgery can eliminate eye conditions such as double visions, eyestrain, or fatigue. Squint eye surgery can effectively restore the normal eye function and help a person lead a better life with corrected vision. Squint eye surgery does not take much time and is not a tedious process for the patient or the family.

Risks

The risks associated with Squint Surgery are:

As any other surgery, squint eye surgery is also surrounded by some risks. Probable risks involve reactions to anaesthesia, dizziness, diminishes brain functions, pneumonia, etc. The most common risk is the failure of the surgery, and double vision. The patient may also suffer from a loss of vision, retinal detachment, eye infection, etc.

Limitations

The limitations of the surgery are:

  • The need of subsequent surgery.
  • Loss of vision.

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