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What is squint? Is it curable at home as an ophthalmic ailment without the intervention of an experienced ophthalmologist surgeon?
What is this ailment?
The disease of dissonant mixing of the eyes against the background of their normal position relative to the central axis is called in the common people "strabismus".
Without going into complicated medical terminology, this is a condition when one or both eyes of a person are displaced relative to each other, positioned incorrectly.
This state of our visual organs is fraught with the fact that if you do not start to treat it in time, you can once and for all lose the ability to focus vision and see normally.
Strabismus is a so-called indirect disease, you can identify it and start immediate treatment yourself at home, without going to an ophthalmologist.
This disease begins to develop even in childhood, when the child's associative-dissociative reflexes and body functions are just beginning to strengthen. According to world statistics, in the practice of ophthalmologists, every 40-60th child has a manifestation of this ailment.
The shift of the eyes from their normal position prevents us from seeing fully everything that we need, and this is a physiological disorder. But, in addition to physiological malaise, this disease also carries aesthetic dissatisfaction.
Strabismus, both in children and subsequently in adults, has several basic forms of its classification:
- The first form (friendly) - a person's eyes are mowed not synchronously, but alternately;
- The second form (separate) - the eyes mow at the same time, regardless of the proportion of their total displacement;
- The third form (alternately synchronous) - the eyes are mowed at the same time, taking into account the proportion of their overall confusion from the normal position.
Ophthalmologists have proven that people who have suffered from ametropia (myopia) and anisometropia (farsightedness) from childhood and have not begun to treat these deviations in a timely manner are more prone to displacement of the eyeballs.
Causes of strabismus
For many of us, it will probably be a revelation that divergent strabismus, in its overwhelming majority, is a disease that was laid down in the intrauterine state of the fetus and develops with us even before our birth.
Unfortunately, the genetic predisposition of such a complex organ as the eye to such diseases is difficult to identify even immediately after birth, so our vision "deteriorates", including a divergent squint by the age of 7-10, when the body begins to sharply react to internal irritability associated with disease, already in a relatively adult age.
Very rarely, divergence of the eyes is acquired due to any external factors or behavioral habits.
The main causes of acquired eye divergence are:
- The tendency of vision to varying acuity as a result of constant focusing on objects with one eye more than the other, the presence of diseases acquired in childhood, which directly without proper treatment can lead not only to divergence of the eyes, but also to complete blindness;
- Acquired diseases that in one way or another affect the central nervous system, the visual apparatus and the retina of the eye, therefore, the difference in the physiological structure of the eyes, their shape, proportions, volume, etc., diseases that in the past affected the maxillary sinuses, ear nerves and the brain.
If we take a specific example of a divergence of vision, then when looking directly at an object in front, one eye will look directly at the object, while the other will be directed towards either the nose or the temple.
In this case, the physical capabilities of the squinting eye will not change, except for deteriorated vision, motor skills (mobility) will remain good, there will be no split image in front of the eye, and other anomalies will not be observed. These factors often affect the fact that a person, falsely convincing himself that everything is fine, and everything will be fine by itself, does not take up the treatment of strabismus.
In another specific case of paralytic divergence of vision, one eye will look at the same object in front, and the other will squint towards the nose or temple. But when the displaced eye moves, the healthy one will not react to this at all, the healthy eye will constantly be in static state. Such a squint can lead to a double picture in both eyes, and to the development of binocularity, and even to constant dizziness and migraines on this basis.
In order for an adult to get rid of strabismus at home, you need to take care of your vision and his health as soon as possible, since over time this ailment will not go anywhere, and the state of affairs with the eyes can only get worse.
First of all, if we are talking about self-treatment of this disease in an adult at home, you should understand that this process is very long and will require colossal efforts and willpower from you.
At the first stage, it is worthwhile at least once to be examined by a specialist in a clinic or hospital to determine the degree of neglect of the displacement of the eyeballs and the form of the course of this condition. It may not be worth giving up on medication or doctor visits for treatment advice.
If you have set yourself the goal of self-healing at home, then after the specialist determines what type of vision discrepancy you have, you should proceed to the first stage of self-treatment.
To start getting rid of eye misalignment, it is worth paying attention to visual refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, etc.). And then you will discover that again it all comes down to a medical examination and the appearance in the future in your arsenal of such an accessory as corrective or ordinary glasses.
The next step on the way to treating discrepancy at home is visual exercises, which can eliminate the disease in a long but productive time.
No matter how you want to get rid of strabismus on your own at home, one way or another you will constantly need to seek help from specialists in the treatment of this kind of diseases. You should not let such a deviation of vision take its course, because vision is one of the most important aspects of contact with the outside world, so it is worth starting treatment today.
Preventive measures to prevent divergence of vision and strabismus, in the event that it is not congenital in you, is to respect your eyes. You should not abuse concentration, because even a banal long reading in the wrong posture, or in a poorly lit room, can negatively affect the position and health of the eyes to a certain extent.
If you have certain vision problems (ametropia, anisometropia, etc.), you should take action and be examined for the need to wear glasses or lenses.
There are many factors that can develop eye divergence and subsequent vision problems, but if you follow the rules of behavior with your vision and address problems to specialists in time, then you will not even have to think about how to cure these ailments at home without outside help. …