Combined adjustable rectus muscle resection--recession for incomitant strabismus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

INTRODUCTION: We sought to report the results of combined adjustable suture resection and recession of a rectus extraocular muscle in a subset of patients who are asymptomatic in the primary position but diplopic in secondary functional gaze positions. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective chart review of 12 patients who underwent a surgical procedure consisting of combined resection and recession of the same rectus extraocular muscle on adjustable suture, the amount of recession being double the amount of resection. RESULTS: The amount of incomitance reduced from a preoperative mean of 11.6 prism diopters (PD) to a postoperative mean of 2.9 PD. All 4 rectus muscles underwent operation No significant change in the primary position alignment occurred. Diplopia was eliminated in 11 of the 12 patients postoperatively. CONCLUSION: The combined adjustable suture resection and recession operation is an effective and easy procedure for treatment of this subset of patients with incomitant strabismus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thacker, NM; Velez, FG; Rosenbaum, AL

Published Date

  • April 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 140

PubMed ID

  • 15838440

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1091-8531

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaapos.2004.12.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States