Squint and its Treatment
Squint, also known as strabismus, is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned, causing them to point in different directions. It can be present from birth (congenital) or develop later in life (acquired).
The treatment for squint depends on the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. Here are some common treatment options:
1. Prescription Glasses or Contact Lenses:
Some cases of squint can be corrected with prescription eyewear. These help to correct any refractive errors that may be contributing to the eye misalignment.
2. Patching Therapy:
Patching is often used to treat amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, which can occur as a result of squint. It involves covering the stronger eye with a patch, forcing the weaker eye to work harder and develop better vision.
3. Vision therapy:
This is a specialized program of eye exercises and activities designed to improve eye coordination and strengthen the muscles that control eye movement.
If above treatment fails then surgery can be performed to align both eyes.