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
Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación Contact Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación
Private Hospital, Colombia
A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.
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Squint is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente
Hospital Internacional Medimar Contact Hospital Internacional Medimar
Private Hospital, Spain
Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.
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Squint is treated at Hospital Internacional Medimar
Clinica La Luz Contact Clinica La Luz
Private Hospital, Spain
The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.
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Squint is treated at Clinica La Luz
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
Apollo Hospital Chennai Contact Apollo Hospital Chennai
Private Hospital, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.
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Squint is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai
Listed ophthalmologists:
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Dr. Major V Raghavan
Ophthalmology
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Dr. B Ganesh
Ophthalmology
Mahkota Medical Centre Contact Mahkota Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.
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Squint is treated at Mahkota Medical Centre
3 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Liau Kok Liang
Dr. Liau Kok Liang
Ophthalmology
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
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Contact Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.
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Squint is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
20 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Srisuraj Sawang
Dr. Srisuraj Sawang
Ophthalmology
Dr. Pipat Anuchatrakoon
Dr. Pipat Anuchatrakoon
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
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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.