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Use of Bangerter filters with adults having intractable diplopia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20537597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of Bangerter filters in adults having intractable diplopia.
METHODS/CASE REPORTS: A series of adults having intractable diplopia caused by either cyclotorsion, retinal disease, monocular diplopia, or rapid alternating fixation who were treated with Bangerter filters is reported. Detailed case reports on 4 of the 10 patients are included.
CONCLUSION: Bangerter filters can be used to mitigate diplopia that cannot be eliminated with either prism, modification of the spectacle prescription, vision therapy, or extraocular muscle surgery. The weakest density filter that eliminates the diplopia should be prescribed. Prospective studies reporting the long-term efficacy and quality of life with the filters are needed.
Authors:
Robert P Rutstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.)     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1558-1527     ISO Abbreviation:  Optometry     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100912421     Medline TA:  Optometry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 American Optometric Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0010, USA. bagel@uab.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Diplopia / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Eyeglasses*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Oculomotor Muscles / physiopathology*
Sensory Deprivation*
Visual Acuity

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