DR AMIT GUPTA is a senior squint specialist. He Specialized in squint at R.P Center, AIIMS Under Guidance of Professor Prem Prakash, H.O.D OF RP CENTRE and one of the most eminent squint specialists in this part of the world. He has been managing squint clinic in Daryaganj for the last 20 years. He heads the squint department of Eye7 group of eye centers. He was formally HOD of squint clinic at Jaypee Hospital Noida and Sanjeevan Hospital, Daryaganj.
He has done innumerable squint surgeries and managed all kinds of cases. He has the publication in Acta Ophthalmologica. He has been a regular speaker and convener of squint sessions in Delhi and Noida ophthalmological societies.
Also known as crossed eye or strabismus, Squint is a visual condition when the eye of the person is not aligned properly. While one of the eyes is focused on one subject, the other eye gets turned upwards or backward or inwards. Such a movement of the eye can happen intermittently or even continually.
Generally, the six eye muscles control the movement of the eyes, and they work together to point the eye towards the same direction. People suffering from squint show problems with the eye movement control and hence find it hard to maintain the normal eye position.
Squint can be a hard visual condition to deal with. The condition occurs when the extraocular muscles in the eye do not work well, or can also occur due to trauma or brain disorders. Before going for a treatment, it is important to know the kind of Strabismus the patient is suffering from. The four kinds of the crossed eye are Hypertropia, Esotropia, Hypotropia, and Exotropia.
Dr. Amit Gupta emphasizes the timely treatment and specialized care for people suffering from strabismus. He has not only treated strabismus cases in men and women but has helped kids suffering from the same gain improved vision.
Squint is a disorder that can even occur in young kids. Any kid who is older than five months old and has problems with vision or is showing symptoms of the crossed eye needs to be examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist. A thorough diagnosis is made by analyzing the patient’s history, by checking the visual activity, refraction and via alignment and focus tests.
Squint or strabismus occurs in children and infants, and symptoms start to show by the time the child attains the age of 2 or 3 years. The condition can also be seen in older kids or adults. If you witness a sudden appearance of squint or double vision, it can indicate a neurologic disorder and needs immediate medical attention.