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Dear Dr Mitchell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabismus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabismus_surgery
http://www.aravind.org/generalinfo/squint.aspx
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/squint-strabismus-in-children
http://www.spectacleremoval.com/squint_treatment.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFngSFd7O8U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFngSFd7O8U
http://www.lvpei.org/resources/eye-faq/squint.html
http://www.lazyeyesite.org/whatisit.html
http://donateeyes.org/what-is-eye-donation/‎

Can donated eye/s from a eye donor help in treating squint in later stages of life for a patient suffering from squint eye defect ?. i.e. Replacing the defected eye/s with the eyes donated from eye donor surgery ?.

Can there be success rate with patients suffering from squint
defect after doing surgery getting eye/s from eye banks / hospitals ?.  

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hi Prashant ,
Entire eyeballs are not transplanted, only parts of the eye generally the cornea.  A misaligned eye can be aligned with surgery but not accurately; For unknown reasons the brain does not simultaneously use the two eyes together, just one so the other eye's position isn't critical, unfortunately.  Usually is isn't an eye defect, it is a brain/connection problem whereby a healthy normal eyeball just isn't used properly by the brain.
Regards,
Mitch Axelrod, OD

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