Management of vertical deviations after vertical rectus transposition surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To describe options for the management of vertical deviations after vertical rectus muscle transposition surgery (VRT). METHODS: Retrospective case series including 7 children who underwent VRT for esotropic Duane syndrome and developed the complication of a vertical deviation. RESULTS: Eighty-two consecutive children underwent VRT for Duane syndrome. Seven eyes of 7 patients (4 boys, 3 girls) were found to have induced vertical deviations postoperatively. Average length of follow-up was 12.7 months (range, 3-28 months). Median induced vertical deviation was 10.1(Delta) (range, 8-12). All patients required only one additional surgery to ameliorate the vertical deviation. At final follow-up, the mean vertical tropic deviation was 0. Six patients were operated on within 4 days of VRT. Surgical strategies included recession of one vertical rectus muscle and repositioning of a posterior fixation suture. CONCLUSIONS: In children undergoing VRT for esotropic Duane syndrome, the complication of a vertical deviation occurred in 8.5% of cases. The vertical deviation was completely ameliorated in each case by one surgical procedure involving recession of one of the transposed muscles.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ruth, AL; Velez, FG; Rosenbaum, AL

Published Date

  • February 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 19

PubMed ID

  • 19117778

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3933

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaapos.2008.08.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States