Adult Squint Eye (Strabismus) Treatments

Squint, also called strabismus, is where the eyes point in different directions.

A convergent squint is where one of your eyes points toward your nose, and a divergent squint is where your one of your eyes points towards your ear. Sometimes one eye may point up or down.

If you are concerned about your squint, you can book to see one of our Consultant Ophthalmologists, Mr Ian Marsh privately without any long delays and at a time to suit you. All our Consultant Ophthalmologists are registered on the GMC Specialist Register and are members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

What treatments are available for treating adult squint?

Mr Ian Marsh offers the following treatments for adult squint (strabismus):

Want to be seen privately?

Whether you have medical insurance or decide to fund your care yourself, we deliver the very best of healthcare in a friendly and safe environment.

You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.

For information about booking an appointment you can contact us on 01744 746 425 or

Consultants who treat Adult Squint (Strabismus) are:

Our Consultant Ophthalmic (eye) surgeons treat patients in our private ophthalmology clinic, which is tailored to individual needs in fully equipped clean examination rooms.

The information on this page is for reference only and has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. The information contained on this page should not be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.


Can squint eye be corrected in adults?

Squint eye in adults is curable, depending on the cause and severity of the condition. There are surgical and non-surgical treatments available for squint eye, including botulinum toxin (Botox) or local anaesthetic injections, eyeglasses or squint eye surgery. Surgery can help reduce double vision, or improve the appearance of both eyes.

What causes a squint in adults?

Squint or ‘Strabismus’ can be caused by various medical issues, including thyroid disease, diabetes, strokes, head trauma or genetic conditions such as Down’s syndrome. Squint in adults may produce double vision. The vast majority of adult squints have had surgery as a child and the squint reocurrs as an adult.

Is squint eye hereditary?

Some types of squint can run in families, meaning that some people are born with squint. It can be developed due to vision problems, such as short-sightedness or long-sightedness, or due to genetic factors.

Can laser eye surgery correct a squint?

Laser eye surgery cannot be used to treat squint as it does not involve the muscles around the eye. There are effective surgical treatments available to correct a squint, using adjustable sutures or squint revision. If the squint is controlled by glasses but occurs when the glasses are not in place, then laser eye surgery to eliminate the glasses will control the squint.

How much does it cost for eye squint surgery?

Pricing for eye squint surgery is dependent on the type, the severity of the condition, and the appropriate procedure that is chosen during your consultation. Book a consultation with a surgeon today, for more information about costs.