Squint / Surgery in Kolkata
If you are looking for an experienced and reputable squint surgery specialist in Kolkata, then you have come to the right place. Dr. Shweta Jain is a leading ophthalmologist in Kolkata who has extensive experience in treating squints of all types. She has successfully treated hundreds of patients with squints and has helped them achieve better vision and a more normal appearance.
Symptoms of Squint
Causes of Squint
Types of Squint
Squint can be categorized based on the direction in which the eye moves:
Esotropia (Eye turns inwards)
Exotropia (Eye turns outwards)
Hypertropia (Eye turns upwards)
Hypotropia (Eye turns downwards)
Squint Treatment Options in Kolkata
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.
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)
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
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 Kolkata
Kolkata has many eye hospitals for cataract surgery such as Eye clinic Kolkata, Eye Center Kolkata, Eye Mantra Kolkata by Mantracare . MantraCare is one of the leaders in Cataract treatment in Kolkata 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 Kolkata and other cities. Consult today with our expert squint eye doctors.
Our Kolkata Squint treatment centers are near these localities
- A.J.c.bose road
- Abinash Chaowdhury lane
- Alipore Bodyguard line
- Alipore Civil court
- Alipore Dist board
- Asylum Lane
- Bakery Road
- Ballygunge Rs
- Ballygunge Sc college
- Behala Municipal market
- Bengal Chemical
- Bosepukur Road
- Brace Bridge
- Brahma Samaj road
- Chittaranjan Avenue
- Circus Avenue
- Cmda Abasan
- College Square
- Council House street
- Customs House
- Dover Lane
- Elliot Road
- Fort William
- Ganguly Bagan
- Garcha Road
- Garden Reach
- Garia Bt
- Gariahat Market
- Gobinda Khatick road
- Gokhel Road
- Golf Green
- Great Eastern hotel
Top Squint Surgeons in Kolkata
Dr. Rajat Jain
Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Lasik
Dr. Neha Mohan
Dr. Lalit Chaudhary
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