Squint surgery aims to reduce a squint.
Squint (strabismus) can be present in adults as well as children. Also known as wall-eyed, the eyes point in different directions. Sometimes one eye stays focused while the other drifts in an opposite direction. If conservative methods to correct squint are not successful your consultant may recommend surgery. Squint surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes about 40 minutes. Your surgeon will separate one or more eye muscles and reattach them, making them tighter or looser than they were before depending on the correction that needs to be made. Once the muscles are in the correct position they will be stitched into place using dissolvable stitches.
Please make an appointment with our specialists to discuss this treatment/review.
To learn more, please click on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/squint/