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Private Squint Correction Surgery (Strabismus)

Squint Surgery is the surgical operation which is used to treat strabismus (Crossed eyes), a misalignment of the eyes, inward or outward.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 12th June 2023

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Our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Marsh offers private squint surgery.

Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for squint surgery at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with all known insurance companies and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

At Fairfield Independent Hospital, Mr Marsh also offers Squint Surgery using Adjustable Sutures, which may be an option for certain types of Squint. You will need to book an initial consultation with Mr Marsh to discuss which type of squint surgery is clinically suitable.

Before considering surgery, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with squint surgery.


Q. Why may I require Adult Squint Surgery?

Adult squint surgery is an effective procedure for people who have a persistent squint that cannot be corrected with glasses or vision therapy. A squint can have a negative impact on an individual’s self-esteem. Undergoing surgery can help correct the physical appearance of a squint and improve the overall quality of life. 

Q. Is Adult Squint Surgery performed under general anaesthetic?

Adult squint surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the surgeon’s recommendation. During your initial consultation, your surgeon consultant will assess the most appropriate method for your case.

Q. What are the risks associated with Adult Squint Surgery?

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and complications associated with adult squint surgery. These include double vision, infection, bleeding, and scarring. It’s important that these are discussed with your surgeon consultant during your initial consultation.

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