Squints are estimated to affect 1% of the population. After excluding any underlying conditions such as cataract and refractive errors, most patients wish to have their squints corrected. The benefits of squint surgery include:
- improved appearance and eye positions
- better eye co-ordination so that the eyes can be used simultaneously
- improved eye movement
A child with a left convergent squint (eye turning inward)
before and three days after squint surgery.
A man with a paralysed left convergent squint before
and one month after correction.
A child with a severe left convergent squint, before and two months
after the surgery. Three muscles were operated in this case:
two on the left and one on the right.
A man with a left divergent squint (eye turning out). He had had previous
surgery as a teenage in another centre but the eye remained deviated.
The left eye was re-operated to straighten the eye.
A patient with constant divergent squint. Pictures showing
before and one month after correction.
A girl with intermittent exotropia (divergent squint) since young
which progressed to constant exotropia. Pictures showing
before and two months after the operation.