The exact cause of strabismus is not fully understood. Six eye muscles, controlling the eye movement, are attached to the outside of each eye. In each eye, two muscles function to move the eye right or left. The other four muscles move it up or down or at an angle.
Strabismus is especially common among children with disorders that affect the brain such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Hydrocephalus, and
- Brain tumors.
When to consult a doctor?
- When you observe the deviation is increasing day by day, it should be reported.
- After some diseases like typhoid, also sometimes the deviation develops.
- If the squint develops after a an accident or without the patient’s realisation the eyes have deviated suddenly, he should immediately report to an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Anuradha Chandra
MBBS, M.S, FAICO
Specialization :Cataract, Squint
Dr. A. Chandra completed MBBS & M.S(Opthalmology) from Medical College Kolkata in 2009. She has completed her Senior Residency in Pediatric Opthalmology Strabismus & Pediatric Glaucoma from Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi in 2012. She has numerous papers dealing with Glaucoma, Strabismus and Neurophthalmology in national & international journals.
Dr. Sailesh Ranjan Das