Squint (also known as Strabismus) is a condition in which both eyes are not aligned in the same direction. Many people think that squint is a permanent condition and cannot be corrected. But the truth is that eyes can be straightened at any age. There are many speculations on the cause of a squint, from accidental to hereditary. However, it can also be because of an incorrect balance of muscles, refractive error, childhood illnesses, nerve palsy and several other reasons.
The benefits of surgery for squint are increased peripheral (side) vision and improved depth perception. In the surgical process, muscles that move the eye are corrected, so with surgery muscles are tightened as to lose suppleness and the focus of eyeball is corrected and moved towards the centre of the pupil. Cost of Squint Surgery in India can range from USD 664 to USD 1,991 (for just the surgery).