Squint – Facts And Myths

August 5, 2019
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Squint – one of the most common eye problems seen across the world – is being dealt with, with great care and concern, by a number of doctors around the world. Arohi Eye Hospital is one such eye specialist hospital in Mumbai that is known to be in the list of the best ones for offering successful squint surgery in Andheri West. While those who have undergone the surgery are experiencing successful results, those who haven’t are still having wavering thoughts in their minds. Why? Because their mind is full of negative thoughts and doubts about squint. If you also have some such questions about squint surgery in your mind, here we are to help you clear them off, once and for all. This blog brings to you a list of all the myths that are doing the rounds about squint surgery across the world. Check them out and make sure you aren’t believing in them, because the truth seems to be the complete opposite.

Myth 1 – Squint surgery is very risky

Fact – If you think squint surgery is a very risky procedure, you need to rethink, because squint surgery is actually a very safe procedure, provided you have it done by expert eye surgeons. Although the results may vary from individual to individual, the basic fact is that squint isn’t risky.

Myth 2 – Squint surgery hinders vision for the first few days

Fact – Vision is never lost after surgery; not even for a few hours. Yes, you may have blurred vision, tearing, or itchiness in the eyes, but never hindered vision. However, you will be given post-surgery precaution and care tips guidelines, which will help in faster recovery.

Myth 3 – Squint surgery takes long for the eyes to return to normal

Fact – Any surgery brings with it certain temporary side-effects for a few days; so nothing is wrong if squint surgery does too. Squint surgery will have you experiencing some amount of pain and soreness for a few days after the surgery, but these side-effects will slowly recede and help you get back your normal vision within 3-5 days. So, you can expect to get back to your work and normal daily activities within a week’s time. Still, you’ll need elaborate medication and frequent follow-up visits after the surgery.

Myth 4 – Squint surgery requires the eye to be taken out of the socket

Fact – Squint surgery requires the muscle outside the eye to be detached, and then reattached farther back on the eye, to weaken the relative strength of the muscle if it is too strong. But, if the muscle is too weak, a recession procedure will be used to reduce strength of the opposing muscle to achieve more balanced function of the eye muscles. Thus, the surgery only involves a correction in the muscle placement, while the eyes are turned to the side; and there is not eye to be taken out of the socket.

So now, with all your doubts cleared, there should be no problem for you to now undergo the squint surgery procedure.

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