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Double vision problem in eyes after squint surgery in eyes please help to cure this.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 97% (4445 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Double vision problem in eyes after squint surgery in eyes please help to cure this.
Nerve or muscle damage in the eye might cause double vision. The brain combines the representations from each eye and perceives them as one clear picture. Damage to the muscles that move the eyes or the nerves that control eye movement can create a double image. Let's have a detailed discussion for better advice and medication plan.
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I am 19 years old now. Due to muscle weakness my right eye is not moving properly and it results small squint. It is genetic. Whether it can be cured through a surgery? Eye functioning is perfect. No double vision at all.

Dr. Shridhar Aggarwal 90% (1087 ratings)
MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mohali
I am 19 years old now. Due to muscle weakness my right eye is not moving properly and it results small squint. It is ...
Ayurveda can help you a this stage, look out for sreedharyam ayurvedic centre nearby, they are the best in eye disorders. take care
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Ophthalmologist - Why To Visit One?

Dr. Vrij Bhushan 86% (25 ratings)
MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Dehradun
Ophthalmologist - Why To Visit One?

When was the last time you visited an ophthalmologist? Chances are that unless you faced a problem in your eyes recently, it must have been months or even years. Most people only visit an eye specialist’s clinic when they experience some eye problem.

This is not a good practice since the best way to avoid severe eye complications is to detect them in their early stages. Since some eye conditions are asymptomatic in their early stages, these conditions cannot be detected without a comprehensive eye exam. Either you must be aware of warning signs or visit an ophthalmologist once a year to avoid eye problems getting severe.

Warning signs that need immediate attention:

  1. Blurry Vision: If your vision has suddenly got blurry or you are not able to focus clearly on objects, then this can be due to an underlying health issue. In case the blurry vision is in any one eye, and it comes and goes, an eye examination must be scheduled as soon as possible.
  2. Obstructed Vision: If you are experiencing any visual disturbances in the form of flashes of light, floaters or obstruction of vision, then you need to visit an eye specialist within 24 hours. Such symptoms may be the result of some underlying retinal pathology or may lead to retinal detachment, retinal tear or retinal hole.
  3. Far or near sight: Over time, some people tend to shift their books or computer screens a little further away from their usual reading distance to improve clarity. This can be a sign of gradual blurring of vision, and it indicates that it’s time to have your eyes examined. The reverse also calls for the same. If you are reading a book or viewing the TV or computer screen closer than usual, then you need to visit an eye specialist.
  4. Headaches: Another sign that indicates vision problems is headaches. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, then this is a sign of vision problem. Since vision change is usually slow and imperceptible in its initial stage, a frequent headache serves as a warning sign.
  5. Eye pain: Temporary eye pain or strain is normal and is not a cause of worry since it usually occurs during seasonal changes or cold and flu. However, persisting eye pain or fatigue that last for over a few days is an indicator of some eye infection or serious health condition.
  6. Squinting: Other than that, squinting is one of the common warning signs of future eye problems. Squinting is a disorder in which both eyes don't look in the same direction at the same time. This may result in blurred vision in children and can be corrected by wearing correction glasses. If you squint more than normal, then it is time for you to have your eyes checked.
  7. Irritation and redness: If you are experiencing itchiness, redness, and discharge from your eyes, then you may have an eye infection. Consult your eye specialist and have the infection treated as soon as possible to avoid further complications.

Prevention is always better than cure and eyes are one part of your body that you most likely ignore unless the problems start looming large. When the warning signs are felt, it is better to seek medical attention to rule out any sort of complication.

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Squint Treatment - Is It More Than Just Cosmesis?

Dr. Mohini Modak 88% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Squint Treatment - Is It More Than Just Cosmesis?

A condition in which an individual’s eyes look in different directions is referred to as Strabismus in medical terminology, or ‘Squint’ in general language. A Squint prevents the eyes from focusing on a particular object and it can happen to people of any age group. Generally, this condition is observed in around four to five percent of the total population.

There is a common belief that squint is a cosmetic condition which is factually, scientifically, and medically false. Hence, people do not pay much attention to it which later intensifies the consequences of Squint and makes the treatment lengthy and difficult due to unnecessary delay in the diagnosis. In adults, Squint might manifest into double vision or diplopia (seeing ghost images of the object), which is a kind of disability and immensely affects the daily life of the individual.

Types

Based on the turning of the other eye while looking at a specific direction, the condition can be classified into the following types:

  • When the other eye turns inward, it is called Esotropia.

  • When the other eye turns outward, it is called Exotropia.

  • When the other eye turns upward, it is called Hypertropia.

  • When the other eye turns downward, it is called Hypotropia.

Stereopsis

Many studies and reports have shown that added visual stress affects visual stability in adults. The stress affects the focusing ability of both eyes on a single point, which is also known as the fixation disparity (FD). This condition often results in a decreased ability of stereoacuity; the ability to identify the smallest depth difference between two or more objects.

Moreover, it has been observed that visual stress also hinders the ability of binocular vision acuity (the ability to determine the depth). Apart from this, visual stress also affects the binocular contrast sensitivity function, which determines the contrast between the background and the object.

Treatment

Early diagnosis of the condition makes the treatment easier. There are three major approaches to manage and treat the Squint:

  • Glasses are prescribed along with amblyopia therapy (Lazy eye therapy) for correcting Squint.

  • Squint can be corrected by surgical intervention. Botulinum toxin is often considered for Cosmesis treatment of the Squinty eye.

  • Squint can be corrected by eye exercises for restoring the binocular vision. One may also need to wear eye patches during exercise for correcting the vision of the affected eye. 

 In younger patients, exercises for the eyes are prescribed to strengthen the muscles. 

In adults, surgical treatment for one or both eyes might be prescribed depending upon the severity of the condition. Sometimes, multiple surgeries might be prescribed to achieve the desired cosmetic and functional results.

Takeaway

Strabismus or Squint is a condition in which the direction of sight of the eyes is not aligned. It is not only important to be treated for cosmetic reasons but majorly for functional reasons too. If left untreated, it might lead to the development of a number of eyesight complications.

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Astigmatism - Know Types Of It!

Dr. Kartikeya Sangal 89% (18 ratings)
MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Astigmatism - Know Types Of It!

Astigmatism is an eye condition where there is an imperfection in the cornea's curvature. The cornea and lens are smooth and equally curved in all directions, which helps to focus the light rays to the retina. But if there is an imperfection in the curvature, then you will suffer from a refractive error. Astigmatism is not an eye disease. It is simply a condition where the eye is not able to focus the light. 

CAUSES:

Irregular shape of the cornea is the main cause for astigmatism. It might also be caused because of the imperfect shape of the lens. Suffering from astigmatism is very common. You are either born with the condition or you might have developed it after eye surgery. It is an incorrect concept that watching too much television or reading without enough light causes astigmatism.

TYPES:

There are three different types of astigmatism:

1. Myopic astigmatism: When the principal meridians of the cornea are nearsighted.
2. Hyperopic astigmatism: When the principal meridians of the cornea are farsighted.
3. Mixed astigmatism: When one of the principal meridians is nearsighted and the other is farsighted.

It can also be classified into two other types:

1. Regular astigmatism: when the principal meridians are perpendicular to each other.
2. Irregular astigmatism: When the principal meridians are not perpendicular to each other.

SYMPTOMS:

Blurry or distorted vision, strain in the eye, eye discomfort, squinting and headaches are a few symptoms of astigmatism

DIAGNOSIS

If you notice the symptoms stated above, make sure you pay a visit to your ophthalmologist. If you are suffering from astigmatism, your doctor will do an eye test to check how much your eye is able to focus on light. After conducting his tests, he will determine how much power you have and you will have to wear glasses of that power. Apart from the option of wearing glasses or artificial lenses, you can also go for surgery to correct the condition. LASIK is an option among the many other options of surgeries available.

DIET:

Eat foods rich in sulphur. Foods like fish, green vegetables, pineapple, garlic, onion, olive oil, etc are rich in sulphur. Hence, eating these will help you battle astigmatism.

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I have myopia with -6 power on both eyes. From past 1 year, squint occurs when focusing far objects. This squint occurs in the eye from which I do not focus & if switched focus to other eye, then other eye squints. But not both at a time. Doctor after check-up suggested to go for refractive surgery & later on with squint surgery. Are both surgeries required? Corneal thickness on right eye is 465 microns & on left is 471 microns? Can I undergo prk or icl?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 94% (39178 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have myopia with -6 power on both eyes. From past 1 year, squint occurs when focusing far objects. This squint occu...
You have a divergent squint or convergent squint and need to be examined by an ophthalmologist and surgery done. You need both the surgeries as one is for clear vision and the other for correcting the squint in the looks.
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I have myopia with -6 power on both eyes. From past 1 year, squint occurs when focusing far objects. This squint occurs in the eye from which I do not focus & if switched focus to other eye, then other eye squints. But not both at a time. How it can be treated?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 94% (39178 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have myopia with -6 power on both eyes. From past 1 year, squint occurs when focusing far objects. This squint occu...
You have severe myopia with a divergent squint and need to use glasses and better still, do lasik surgery.
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I am shortsighted, I have -6 in both eyes, have been using contact lenses from 2 years but from past one year when I see far objects my eye squints. But doesn't squint while focusing on near objects. When went for a checkup, doctor have suggested to go for refractive surgery first and later after a couple of months for squint surgery? Is this how its treated?

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 88% (5408 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am shortsighted, I have -6 in both eyes, have been using contact lenses from 2 years but from past one year when I ...
Take carboneum sulphuratum 6c, one dose every morning for 1 week week 2: take argentinum nit 6c, one dose, every morning for 1 week week 3 to 6: take natrum mur 30c, once a week for 1 month (not daily, only once a week, say only on sundays) all these three medicines will help to increase the general health as well. 1. Take one raw carrot, grated and eaten fresh every morning (eating by slowly chewing is important for complete digestion. Grating externaly helps to chew) 2. Doing some simple eye excercise helps to maximize the benefit of eye nutrition medicines given above. Ask me in private so dat we can discuss in better manner and also you wil improve also we can change d medicine.
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I have myopia with -6 in both eyes and squint occurs while trying to focus on far objects. Its been from past a year. What would be the procedure of treatment? As doctor have suggested to go for refractive surgery lasik or icl, then later for squint surgery? Is this how it goes? Or there is any procedure?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 94% (39178 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have myopia with -6 in both eyes and squint occurs while trying to focus on far objects. Its been from past a year....
You have received the correct advice from your doctors to go for the corrective surgery and then the squint surgery.
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