When one eye looks in a different direction to the other, a 'squint' (or technically 'strabismus') is said to be present. Squint surgery is used to realign the eyes and can be performed for both functional (typically in children) and cosmetic reasons.

 

Excellence in preoperative assessment for squint surgery is crucial; Steve Scotcher is the region's lead surgeon for both paediatric and adult squint surgery. He also runs the County Hospital's thyroid eye disease service.