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Long-term results of hemihang-back lateral rectus recession.
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PMID:  16250219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report our long-term results with the hemihang-back technique for lateral rectus muscle recession in moderate- and large-angle exotropia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of 144 consecutive patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral hemihang-back lateral rectus recession between 1999 and 2002 were reviewed. The amount of surgery performed was based on the distance exotropic deviation. Surgical outcomes were analyzed for all patients included in the study. RESULTS: A total of 66 patients met the inclusion criteria. Sixteen patients had undercorrection, but 6 of these patients redeveloped an exodeviation 6 months after the surgery. No overcorrections were observed in this study. CONCLUSION: The hemihang-back technique is a safe and effective alternative to conventional lateral rectus recession in patients with moderate- or large-angle exotropia.
Alexandre C Rodrigues; Leonard B Nelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    2005 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-27     Completed Date:  2005-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Exotropia / surgery*
Middle Aged
Oculomotor Muscles / surgery*
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures*
Treatment Outcome
Vision, Binocular
Comment In:
J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2005 Sep-Oct;42(5):273   [PMID:  16250215 ]

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