Frequently Asked Questions
What is Squint Correction surgery?
Squint Correction surgery performed to treat misaligned eyes. The misalignment of the eyes often causes the eyes to point in two different directions like inwards/outwards or upwards/downwards. Imbalanced nerve stimulation, muscle tension only on one side of the eye muscle can cause the misalignment of the eye.
What are the advantages of Squint Correction surgery?
Few of the advantages of Squint Correction Surgery are:
- Treatment of double vision
- Better vision
- Symmetrical eyes
What are the indications of Squint Correction surgery?
Squint Correction surgery is indicated in the following conditions:-
- Esotropia (the eyes converge inwards)
- Extropia (the eyes diverge outwards)
- Hypertropia (one eye turns upwards while the other eye is stable)
- Hypotropia (one eye turns downwards while the other eye is stable)
- Unilateral (only one eye is involved)- Intermittent or constant (eyes converge or diverge under stress or being tired)
- Alternating eyes
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Squint Correction surgery?
A certified and trained Opthalmology Surgeon or an Ophthalmologist who is well experienced in performing Squint Correction Surgery can perform this surgery.
What is the cost of Squint Correction surgery?
Minimum cost for Squint Correction surgery in Delhi starts from Rs.30000
Average expenses for Squint Correction surgery in Delhi is approximately Rs.70000
Maximum amount to be paid for Squint Correction surgery in Delhi rises up to Rs.1,22,000
Cost of Squint Correction surgery depends on factors such as:
- Admission charges
- Consultation fee
- Patient age
- Type of hospital
- Any other lab or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc
Is Squint Correction surgery a major surgery or minor surgery?
Squint Correction surgery is a major surgery as it involves incisions behind the eye to either lengthen or shorten eye muscles to treat the misalignment.
What are the risks and complications associated with Squint Correction surgery?
Few of the risks and complications associated with Squint Correction surgery are:
- The need for a revision surgery
- Permanent double vision
- Infection and swelling of the eyes
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia
- Blurred or disturbed vision
- Loss of vision (Rare)
How long does it take to complete Squint Correction surgery?
Squint Correction Surgery may take around 30-90 minutes to complete.
What is the recovery time for Squint Correction surgery?
Individuals who undergo Squint Correction surgery may take 3-6 weeks for a full recovery.
What is the success rate of Squint Correction surgery?
The success rate of Squint Correction surgery depends on the following factors:
- Patient age and medical condition
- Experience of the surgeon
- Type of surgery performed
However, the success rate of Squint Correction surgery maybe 60-80%
Is Squint Correction Surgery Permanent?
Squint Correction Surgery is a permanent surgery as it is performed to correct the misalignment of the eyes. However, in some rare cases, the patient may require revision surgery or medical therapy to treat the recurrence of the misalignment.
What are the long-term results of Squint Correction surgery?
Few of the long term results of Squint Correction Surgery are:
- Improve the cosmetic appearance of eyes
- Improved visual function
- Decreased eyestrain and double vision
Can Squint Correction surgery be detected in the future?
Squint Correction surgery can be detected in the future by comparing the eye position before and after the surgery.
What are the options if Squint Correction surgery fails?
In case of a failed Squint Correction surgery, the doctor may suggest a revision surgery.
What are the alternatives for Squint Correction surgery?
Few of the alternatives of Squint Correction Surgery are:
- Use of glasses
- Injections to eye muscle
- Eye exercises