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Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Yes: Strabismus surgery is usually done by ophthalmologists that have done additional training in this delicate area of eye muscle surgery. Many are affiliated with children's hospitals (more kids need it than adults) or located in larger metropolitan areas. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Depends on the type.: There are many causes for strabismus and management is different for children and for adults. Treatments include observation, patching, glasses, medication, and surgery, depending on the cause, severity, and type of strabismus. Eye patching in children should only be done under the guidance of your eye doctor, as patching can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). ...Read more

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Amblyopia (lazy eye) in both eyes, what do you recommend?

Amblyopia (lazy eye) in both eyes, what do you recommend?

Doubtful both eyes: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. You probably have one normal eye and one seeing less well. ...Read more

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What is eye accommodative spasm? Had lasik for myopia. Can see small print, but distance vision goes blurry after computer. Any fix for this?

What is eye accommodative spasm? Had lasik for myopia. Can see small print, but distance vision goes blurry after computer. Any fix for this?

"Stiff Focusing": Accomodative inertia/spasm. As we get older, the flexible lens in our eye that is responsible for focusing at various distances becomes "stiff". Many patients as they reach age 40 will notice that it takes more effort to see at near. Some who can muster enough focusing power for near work will have trouble relaxing their focusing muscles to see at distance. Frequent breaks/ weak reading glasses. ...Read more

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Weak eye remedy myopia. My eyesight is - 5 for both eyes i don't want to go for laser treatment. Plz tel me manual ways to correct eyesight?

Weak eye remedy myopia. My eyesight is - 5 for both eyes i don't want to go for laser treatment.  Plz tel me manual ways to correct eyesight?

Contacts or glasses: Minus 5 diopters is a lot of myopia...Probably too much to be corrected with ortho-k, a technique where hard contacts are worn at night to re-shape the eye. There are several surgical ways to correct myopia including prk, lasik and the implantable contact lens. If you don't want surgery, glasses or soft contacts are the way to go! ...Read more

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Do pinhole glasses help for poor vision?

Do pinhole glasses help for poor vision?

Sometimes: If the reason for your poor vision is a refractive error (i.e., can be corrected with glasses), then many times pinhole glasses can improve vision. The reason is that the pinhole only lets one ray of light through a hole, so there is theoretically no focal point where multiple light rays converge, and thus the single ray is 'in focus' at any point along it. They don't work for cataracts, etc. ...Read more

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Would vision therapy fix my strabismus?

Would vision therapy  fix my strabismus?

Unlikely: Vision therapy supposedly improves the efficiency of vision but cannot in any circumstance improve eye position which is what is dysfunctional in strabismus. Vision therapy is untested, unproven and generally a big waste of time and money. Check with an ophthalmologist who is a specialist in strabismus in your area (frequently pediatric ophthalmologists) for the best information on your eyes. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are there special contacts for lazy eye?

Please tell me, are there special contacts for lazy eye?

Amblyopia: Or lazy eye occurs when one eye cannot be corrected to as good a vision level as the other, but there are no structural abnormalities present. Amblyopia is most commonly due to eye misalignment or a large difference in refractive error (glasses need) between the two eyes. There are no special contact lenses to correct this, and amblyopia is permanent if not treated by age 8 or 9. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for lazy eye/squint?

Can there be any cure for lazy eye/squint?

May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Sometimes: Prisms will shift the image and can improve the appearance of modest strabismus. But if the turning of the 'lazy eye' is too much, then the prism needed for cosmetic correction would be too thick and would itself disturb the cosmetics. ...Read more

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Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Sometimes: Small amounts of ocular misalignment can be successfully managed with prism in glasses. Larger amounts of misalignment require surgery to repair. ...Read more

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Could eye exercises help vision correction?

Could eye exercises help vision correction?

No evidence: This has been a long standing hope of those who wear glasses that something simple like eye exercise can improve vision. There is no evidence that this will work. Don't spend any money on such programs. ...Read more

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Is there an easy eye surgery for lazy eye?

Is there an easy eye surgery for lazy eye?

Confusing question: Proper vision requires brain input of 2 similar sharp images by well aligned eyeballs.If one eye is sharper than the other, or alignment is bad,the brain may turn off one eye to stop a blurred image.If the vision is off in one eye for an extended period(yrs), amblyopia (lazy eye) can be permanent. Alignment surgery may not hold without vision to keep it on tract but may provide cosmetic benefits. ...Read more

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I am 28 year old with divergent right eye squint eye , what are remedies or is it uncurable?

I am 28 year old with divergent right eye squint eye , what are remedies or is it uncurable?

? long term: The misdirection of the eye can also lead to vision loss as the brain decides to quit dealing with double vision. Re-alignment can be accomplished by a trained eye surgeon adjusting the eye muscles. This may be a satisfactory but purely cosmetic fix, as long term vision loss may not improve. ...Read more

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How to cure a crossed eye, lazy eye, ect?

How to cure a crossed eye, lazy eye, ect?

Crossed eye: This condition is some type of strabismus, and in a young child should be evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon/md. Sometimes glasses, and sometimes glasses with patching of the better eye may do the trick. Other times eye muscle surgery is needed. There are some types of strabismus that are harder to correct. If it is for you, seek out an adult strabismologist specialist. ...Read more

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Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia? Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia?  Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Maybe: Many patient with accommodative esotropia wear contact lenses successfully. If you are able to wear contact, lasik will also be successful. A minority of accommodative esotropia patient need bifocal to keep the eyes aligned at near. They may have a harder time with the lasik results. In general, lasik results for myopia and astigmatism are outstanding. The results for hyperopia are ok! ...Read more

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Can there be a permanent remedy for lazy eye?

Can there be a permanent remedy for lazy eye?

Depends: Depends on what you mean by lazy eye. We (pediatric ophthalmologists) have abandoned that term as it can mean reduced vision (amblyopia), mis-aligned eyes (strabismus), droopy eyelids (ptosis) to name a few. Please be specific as to what you mean by "lazy eye". ...Read more

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What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

Strabismus exercises: Eye muscle surgery along with orthoptic exercises used by an orthoptic trained technician can be beneficial and are frequently used in children. Patterns established by adults do not respond well. ...Read more

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Short eye sight, should I consider lasik treatment!?

Short eye sight, should I consider lasik treatment!?

Yes: If you wand to be free of glasses, it is an option. Consult with a lasik specialist. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convergent Squint (Definition)

convergent squint means that your eyes turn in, towards your nose. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who ...Read more


Squinting (Definition)

Squinting = to look ...Read more