Squint (Lazy Eye) Surgery Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Squint Surgery.
Yunus Emre Hospital Contact Yunus Emre Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
A private hospital in the center of Istanbul with 45 physicians from 16 medical specialties. Yunus Emre Hospital's medical tourism department is fully equipped to handle foreign patients, providing all necessary services.
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Squint is treated at Yunus Emre Hospital
Xanit Hospital Internacional Contact Xanit Hospital Internacional
Private Hospital, Spain
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
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Squint is treated at Xanit Hospital Internacional
Raffles Hospital Contact Raffles Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.
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Squint is treated at Raffles Hospital
3 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Lee Jong Jian
Dr. Lee Jong Jian
Deputy Medical Director
Dr. Khoo Chong Yew
Dr. Khoo Chong Yew
Ophthalmic medicine and surgery
Chaophya Hospital Contact Chaophya Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The Chaophya Hospital is a JCI accredited, tertiary private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been in operation since 1991. It has an international department which offers a comprehensive range of supporting services to foreign patients.
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Squint is treated at Chaophya Hospital
21 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Yutthaphong Imsuwan
Dr. Yutthaphong Imsuwan
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Dr. Suntaree Tandhanand
Dr. Suntaree Tandhanand
Ophthalmology
Heidelberg University Hospital Contact Heidelberg University Hospital
University Hospital, Germany
Heidelberg University Hospital is one of Europe`s leading medical centers. World-renowned experts provide comprehensive care of the highest international standards in all medical specialties.
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Squint is treated at Heidelberg University Hospital
Listed ophthalmologists:
Prof. Gerd U. Auffarth
Prof. Gerd U. Auffarth
Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology
Prof. Mike P. Holzer
Prof. Mike P. Holzer
Director of Refractive Surgery
Artemis Health Institute Contact Artemis Health Institute
Hospital, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The flagship hospital of the Artemis Health Sciences offers caters to local and international patients alike. It is the first 300-bed multi-specialty hospital in India to function with a paperless information management scheme.
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Squint is treated at Artemis Health Institute
Nova Medical Center Koramangala Contact Nova Medical Center Koramangala
Medical Center, India
Part of the Nova Medical Centers group, the center offers over 700 different procedures, with a specialty in general surgery, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, urology, and ophthalmology.
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Squint is treated at Nova Medical Center Koramangala
HM Hospitales Contact HM Hospitales
Hospital Group, Spain
HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.
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Squint is treated at HM Hospitales
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.
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Squint is treated at Ampang Puteri Hospital
Listed ophthalmologists:
Dr. Rozita Ahmad
Dr. Rozita Ahmad
Ophthalmologist
Dr. Bajit Baljit Kaur
Dr. Bajit Baljit Kaur
Ophthalmologist
Bumrungrad Hospital Contact Bumrungrad Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
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Squint is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital
38 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Chaiyen Ratnavijarn
Dr. Chaiyen Ratnavijarn
Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery
General Ophthalmology
Dr. Ekachai Bharksuwana
Dr. Ekachai Bharksuwana
Retina
Cataract
General Ophthalmology
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About Squint Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Squint Surgery?
Squint surgery is eye muscle repair surgery carried out to correct a squint in the eye, a condition otherwise known as strabismus, cross-eye or lazy-eye. In some cases, strabismus can only be effectively treated with surgery.
Squint surgery aims to eliminate double vision, improve three-dimensional vision and improve the abnormal posture of the head. Squint surgery is usually carried out on children but may be done on adults.

How is Squint Surgery carried out?
  • During squint surgery the surgeon makes a fine cut in the tissue covering the eye and locates the eye muscles needing correction.
  • The surgeon strengthens and weakens the muscles in the eye by removing muscle or tendon and reattaching muscle further back in the eye.
  • Dissolvable stitches are used so that minor adjustments to the squint surgery can be carried out when the patient is fully awake.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
Squint surgery takes 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Days admitted:
Squint surgery usually takes place on an outpatient basis with no overnight stay.

Anesthesia:
Children, and most adults, receive a general anesthesia for squint surgery although it is possible to use local anesthesia.

Recovery:
- You will be able to go home after a few hours of recovery following squint surgery.
- Most people can return to work or normal activities 2 to 3 days after squint surgery.
- The eye may remain red or bloodshot for up to 3 weeks after squint surgery, after which the eye will look normal.

Risks:
- Temporary double vision.
- Permanent double vision (rare).
- Lost muscle, where the eye muscle recoils behind the eyeball.
- Perforation of the outer coating (sclera) of the eye.
- Retinal detachment (very rare).

After care:
- Use prescribed eye drops or ointment for a few weeks after squint surgery.
- Take pain killers for any minor discomfort.
- Avoid rubbing the eyes for the first few days after squint surgery.
- Don’t go swimming for two to three weeks following squint surgery.