Strabismus (commonly known as squints) is the condition in which eyeballs of the persons are not aligned properly. Both of the eyeballs are in different directions. When this problem occurs in the adults, this is called as the adult strabismus.
What are the causes of the Squints in adults?
Following are the causes of the Squints in adults:
Thyroid disease (Graves’ disease)
What are the symptoms of squints in adults?
Following are the symptoms of the squint in adults:
Overlapped or blurred images
A pulling sensation around the eyes
Loss of depth perception
How are squints in adults treated?
Squints in adults are treated with the following ways:
Eye muscle exercises: Muscle exercises are very helpful in treating the squints in adults. In this case, eyes cannot align themselves with the close work or reading. This is known as the convergence insufficiency.
Prism eyeglasses: Prism eyeglasses are very helpful for correcting the double vision. A prism has the property; it can bend or refracts the light rays. Prism eyeglasses are helpful to realign the images together in order to see the one image.
Eye muscle surgery: Eye muscle surgery is the common type of the surgery that is used for the squints. Squints are mostly occurring surround the eyes when the eyes are stiff and too weak. This will lose, tighten and reposition the selected eye muscles. These eyes can be rebalanced to work together.
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