Squint and Ocular Motility
Squint is a misalignment of the two eyes so that both the eyes are not looking in the same direction. This misalignment may be constant, being present throughout the day or it may appear sometimes and the rest of the time the eyes may be straight. It typically involves a lack of coordination between the extraocular muscles, which prevents bringing the gaze of each eye to the same point in space and thus hampers proper binocular vision, and which may adversely affect depth perception. According to recent studies Squint (strabismus) is present in about 4% of children. Treatment should be started as soon as possible to ensure the best possible visual acuity.
Ocular motility should always be tested, especially when patients complain of double vision or physician’s suspect neurologic disease. At Simons Eye Hospital , we assess misalignment of the eyes and abnormal eye movements in adults and children. Conditions we treat include Strabismus (also known as squint or turn), Amblyopia (lazy eye), eye muscle palsies, Diplopia (double vision). We provide a full medical and surgical specialist service for adult squint and complicated squint in childrens.