Squint correction surgery

STRABISMUS SURGERY


A surgical procedure to correct squints in adults and children

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What is squint correction?

Corrective surgery can improve the alignment of the eyes to help them work in unison.

It can be performed on children and adults but the earlier a squint is identified, the more effective treatment tends to be.

Squint correction surgery is one of the most common procedures in the ophthalmology department at The Portland Hospital.

Need to know

Squint correction surgery involves moving the muscles attached to the outside of the eye to a new position.

There are two types of surgery (adjustable and non-adjustable) so exactly what happens during your or your child's procedure will depend on the procedure.

It is performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes less than an hour. If your child is having squint correction surgery at The Portland Hospital they'll be accompanied by a paediatric nurse at all times.
Your consultant will explain the preparation for the surgery. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. These will be explained to you.
You or your child should be able to go home on the day of the operation. Following surgery, a pad may be placed over the eye. This is usually removed the next day. It can take several weeks to fully recover.

During this time, there may be some pain or itchiness in the eye and temporary double vision.
Hospital stay and procedure

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Paying for medical treatment

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Squint correction surgery Consultants

Mr Andrew Coombes

Mr Andrew Coombes

Ophthalmology

Mr Saurabh Jain

Mr Saurabh Jain

Ophthalmology

Mr Ashwin Reddy

Mr Ashwin Reddy

Ophthalmology

Professor Ian Christopher Lloyd

Professor Ian Christopher Lloyd

Ophthalmology

Our locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London

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