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Measurement of head-turn in ocular torticollis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9150527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a need for a simple and accurate method to measure head-turn in patients who suffer from torticollis secondary to ocular disease. In the technique described here, a fixation object is moved from a point in front of the patient to a point at which the patient's face is straight. The distance that the object is moved is proportional to the amount of head-turn the patient has. With a simple mathematical calculation, the angle of head-turn can be determined, even during a routine clinical evaluation.
A Spierer; A Barak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery and lasers     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1082-3069     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-21     Completed Date:  1997-07-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9517132     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424-5     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Head Movements*
Nystagmus, Pathologic / complications*
Ophthalmology / methods*
Torticollis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery

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