19 Oct 2020

Expert Feature: Squint surgery

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:30 pm on 19 October 2020

Hannah Warburton is a camera operator - a tricky occupation because she has a squint. Also known as amblyopia or a lazy eye, Hannah calls her right eye her ‘wonky eye’. It's meant driving can be hazardous, has led to at least one serious skiing accident and has many curious implications, one of which is she can’t see 3D movies.  Just as lockdown hit, Hannah had surgery to straighten her eyes.  She and her surgeon, consultant ophthalmologist, Julia Escardo-Paton from the Green Lane Eye clinic are in to chat about the surgery and how it can help those with ‘wonky eyes’.

From left to right Julia Escardo-Paton , Jesse Mulligan, Hannah Warburton

From left to right Julia Escardo-Paton , Jesse Mulligan, Hannah Warburton Photo: RNZ