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Squint Surgery in Singapore

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Singapore performing Squint Surgery.

Parkway East Hospital

A private general acute care hospital catering to the Eastern side of Singapore and offering a variety of services in a diverse range of specialties.


Squint is treated at Parkway East Hospital

Raffles Hospital

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.


Squint is treated at Raffles Hospital

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Lee Jong Jian

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Khoo Chong Yew

Ophthalmic medicine and surgery

Singapore National Eye Centre

An ophthalmic care provider for treatments and other clinical services, teaching, research and various international ophthalmic activities.


Squint is treated at Singapore National Eye Centre

75 listed ophthalmologists:

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Prof. Wong Tien Yin

Institute Director, Singapore Eye Research Institute

Dr. Chee Soon Phaik

Head, Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Service

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and Communicable Diseases.


Squint is treated at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

36 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Yong Khet Yau, Vernon

Deputy Head, Children's Eye Centre & Eye Alignment Centre

Dr. Wong Hon Tym

Head of Department of Ophthalmology

KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.


Squint is treated at KK Women's And Children's Hospital

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Lam Pin Min

Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.


Squint is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

26 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Lim Wee Kiak

Ocular Inflammation, Immunology and Uveitis

Dr. Theng Thiam Siew Julian

Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.


Squint is treated at National University Hospital

19 listed ophthalmologists:

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Prof. Donald Tan

Visiting Consultant

Assoc. Prof. Tan Woon Teck Clement

Head & Senior Consultant for Neuro-Ophthalmology

Jurong Medical Centre

A medical hub providing a comprehensive range of healthcare services primarily to residents in the western part of Singapore.


Squint is treated at Jurong Medical Centre

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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 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.

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