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Strabismus surgery for adults in the United Kingdom indications, evidence base and benefits

Sep 20

Current evidence shows that even patients with longstanding strabismus without diplopia demonstrate measurable benefits in binocularity, function, quality of life and psychosocial interactions after strabismus surgery. There is excellent cost-utility for strabismus surgery at between approximately £1,000-1600 dollars/QALY (NICE cut off for cost effectiveness is less than £20,000 per QALY). Strabismus surgery in adults should not be rationed on non-clinical grounds and ppatients with strabismus should be considered as candidates for surgical treatment whether or not they experience double vision.

  • 20 September 2017