Squint Disorders

Squint is a disorder that occurs because of an inaccurate balance of the fibers that move the eye, faulty resolution signals to the eye tissues and adjusting errors. If these are out of balance, the eye may transform in (concentrate), turn out (conflict) or sometimes turn up or down, checking the eyes from operating properly together.

Types of squint

  • Convergent squint – both or one eye is turned inwards
  • Divergent squint – both or one eye is turned outwards
  • Vertical squint – the eyes are not aligned in vertical axis


Squint can be manifest or latent (hidden). It can cause following symptoms :

  • Obvious deviation of eyes
  • Poor vision in one or both eyes
  • Double vision


The main forms of treatment are:

  • Glasses – to correct any refractive errors
  • Occlusion – covering the good eye to stimulate the weak eye.
  • Surgery –This can be done in most forms squint and should be done as early as possible in some cases. The amount of muscle needed to be tightened or loosened depends on the degree of squint and is measured on preop evaluation.


Assesment and surgical management of squint
Amblyopia exercises

Squint is misalignment of both eyes and is one of the common eye problems which can be present in a newborn or develop at a later age. It can lead to poor development of binocular vision apart from being a cosmetic issue. Many people have a misconception that it is a condition which cannot or should not be treated. The fact is, squint can and should be corrected as early as possible. The most commonly performed treatment is surgery of eye muscles to align the eyes.

We at Hi tech Eye Care & Laser centre offer treatment and surgeries for all kinds of squints in all age groups.