Squint / Surgery in Chennai

Squint surgery, also called strabismus surgery, is a type of eye surgery that is performed to correct a misalignment of the eyes. Chennai is a rapidly growing city in southern India. Chennai is also a major center for healthcare and medical tourism. Among the many hospitals and clinics in Chennai, squint surgery is a popular procedure.

Symptoms of Squint

Eye fatigue
Eye Fatigue
double vision
Double vision
fluctuating vision
Overlapped or blurred images
pulling sensation
A pulling sensation around the eyes
Reading difficulty
Reading difficulty
Loss of depth perception
Loss of depth perception

Causes of Squint

Hereditary
Stroke
Refractive errors
Head injuries
Poor vision in one eye
Neurological problems
Cerebral Plasy
Graves’ disease
Hydrocephalus
Infections
Brain Tumors
Long Sightedness

Types of Squint

Squint can be categorized based on the direction in which the eye moves:

esotropia

Esotropia (Eye turns inwards)

Exotropia

Exotropia (Eye turns outwards)

Hypertropia (Eye turns upwards)

Hypotropia

Hypotropia (Eye turns downwards)

Squint Treatment Options in Chennai

Eyeglasses or contact lenses

These are used by people with uncorrected refractive errors. With remedial lenses, the eyes will not have to put that much effort into focusing and can stay straight.

Prism lenses

These are the special lenses that help the light to bend and enter the eye and further help in reducing the amount of turning the eye one must do to look at objects.

Orthoptics ( Squint eye exercises)

It may work on some types of strabismus, especially convergence insufficiency (a form of Exotropia)

Medications

Eye drops or ointments. Also, injections of botulinum toxin type A (such as Botox) can weaken an overactive eye muscle. These treatments may be used with, or as a substitute for surgery, depending on the patient’s situation

Patching

To treat amblyopia (lazy eye), when the patient is suffering from both amblyopia and strabismus at the same time. The improvement of vision also can control the misalignment of the eye.

Eye muscle surgery

Surgery changes the length or size of eye muscles so that the eyes are aligned properly. This is performed under general anesthesia with stitches that get dissolved with time. Sometimes adults are provided with adjustable strabismus surgery, where the eye muscle positions are adjusted after surgery.

Best Eye Hospitals for Squint Surgery in Chennai

Chennai has many eye hospitals for cataract surgery such as Eye clinic Chennai, Eye Center Chennai, Eye Mantra Chennai by Mantracare . MantraCare is one of the leaders in Cataract treatment in Chennai with over 100,000+ eyes operated so far by its doctors.

If we objectively evaluate all the treatment facilities, in terms of the training experience of doctors, and access to technology, as well as patient care and ease of access, Eye Mantra is one of the best to treat Squint.

Latest technology with specialized approach, gives the most beneficial results after squint surgery by our top cataract surgeons in Chennai and other cities. Consult today with our expert squint eye doctors. 

Our Chennai Squint treatment centers are near these localities

  • Abiramapuram
  • Adyar
  • Agaram
  • Aminjikarai
  • Anna Nagar
  • Anna Nagar east
  • Anna Nagar western extn
  • Anna Road
  • Arumbakkam
  • Ashoknagar
  • Aynavaram
  • Besantnagar
  • Broadway
  • Cemetry Road
  • Central Institute of technolog
  • Central Leather research insti
  • Chamiers Road
  • Race course
  • Chepauk
  • Chetput
  • Chintadripet
  • Choolai
  • Choolaimedu
  • D G vaishnav college
  • Decosters Road
  • Defence Officer’s colony
  • Directorate Of tech education
  • Dr. ambedkar nagar
  • Edapalayam
  • Egmore
  • Ekkaduthangal
  • Eldams Road
  • Engineering College
  • Erukkancheri
  • Ethiraj Salai
  • Flowers Road
  • Foreshore Estate
  • Fort St george
  • G K m colony
  • Gaudiyamath Road
  • Golluvar Agraharam road
  • Gopalapuram
  • Government Estate
  • Govt Stanley hospital
  • Greams Road
  • Guindy Industrial estate
  • Guindy North
  • High Court building
  • Hindi Prachar sabha
  • Icf Colony
  • Indian Institute of technology
  • Indira Nagar
  • Jafferkhanpet
  • Jam Bazaar
  • Jawahar Nagar
  • Kalaignar Karunanidhi nagar

Top Squint Surgeons in Chennai

Dr. Rajat Jain

Dr. Rajat Jain

Femtosecond Lasik

Dr. Shweta Jain

Dr. Shweta Jain

Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Lasik

Dr.-Neha-Mohan

Dr. Neha Mohan

Femtosecond Lasik

Dr. Lalit Chaudhary

Dr. Lalit Chaudhary

Oculoplasty

FAQ's

A squint, or strabismus, is a condition in which the eyes do not align properly. One eye turns inwards, upwards, downwards, or outwards, while the other one may turn in another random direction. 

Children are either born with a squint or they develop it in early childhood. Most kids develop this condition between the ages of 1 to 4 and in rare cases, up to the age of 6. It becomes very difficult to detect the presence of squinting in the eyes of a newborn, due to the fact that their eyes cross and wander, in their initial years.

However, an important thing to be focused upon is that their eyes should straighten out by 4 to 6 months. Sometimes, however, it is very easy to detect the presence of squinting, as the eyes seem to be pointing in very different directions. In addition to this, you could also notice the presence of a squinted eye, when kids focus on something close, For example:- inanimate objects like a toy or a puzzle.

Eye squints produce discomfort, encompassing the occasional double vision or blurry vision but kids cannot understand the presence of a squint.

During the squint surgery, your surgeon does not take out the sockets, instead, he stitches them to attach the muscles in the new position. The option of corrective surgery is preferred to improve the appearance of the eyes.

Every surgery has its own complications. So have squint surgeries. However, the chances of complications in squint surgery are very rare. Complication might include:

  • Endophthalmitis (infection in the eyeball)
  • Retinal Detachment

Mostly, squint surgery takes around 30 to 70 minutes.

The pain in these cases varies from case to case. However, the pain is quite moderate for which your doctors provide medicine with. The condition usually improves in a few hours. But some may take even days which again is normal.

Yes, glasses do come for restoring the alignment but it may take months. Also, if it is not working, you might be asked to try eyedrops or eye patch simultaneously.

Yes, online/offline surgeons at Eye mantra can provide consultation and advice regarding the surgical option for your Squint problem. Your surgeon will help you decide the most viable option for your eye problem. If surgery comes out as a preferred option, he may guide you to prepare yourself for the surgery. You can also download the best eyecare app by MantraCare- EyeMantra to connect with top eye specialists online.

There are several benefits of the squint surgery including:

  • Improved appearance 
  • Increased peripheral (side) vision 
  • Improved depth perception 
  • Improved lazy eye condition