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Binocular vertical rectus muscle recession for comitant vertical strabismus.
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PMID:  19145129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Binocular vertical rectus muscle recession has not been formally evaluated in the correction of comitant vertical strabismus. METHODS: Eight patients with stable comitant vertical strabismus for at least 6 months were included. All underwent recession of the superior rectus muscle of the hypertropic eye combined with an equal or nearly equal recession of the inferior rectus muscle in the hypotropic eye. On the day before surgery, on one of the first three postoperative days, and at one year postoperatively, ocular alignment in vertical and horizontal gaze directions were measured with simultaneous and alternate cover test at a viewing distance of 5 meters, and with the two dimensional Hess screen test. The field of single binocular vision was determined with a Goldmann perimeter. The Lang stereopsis chart was presented at the last follow-up visit. RESULTS: All patients were orthotropic at the last postoperative follow-up visit. In primary gaze, the degree of vertical and horizontal phoria diminished significantly. Normal alignment was achieved in nearly all gaze directions and stereopsis was reestablished. The field of single binocular vision enlarged after the surgery. CONCLUSIONS: Binocular vertical rectus muscle recession is an effective surgical approach for patients with comitant vertical ocular misalignment.
Oliver Bergamin; Maria Gabriela Wirth; Klara Landau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1536-5166     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-15     Completed Date:  2009-04-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431308     Medline TA:  J Neuroophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Movements / physiology
Fixation, Ocular / physiology*
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination
Oculomotor Muscles / physiopathology*,  surgery*
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Strabismus / etiology,  physiopathology*,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Vision Disparity / physiology
Young Adult

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