General principles in the surgical treatment of paralytic strabismus.


Journal Article

The surgical approach necessary to achieve the largest field of usable single binocular vision in patients with paralytic strabismus is one that has a greater effect in some directions of gaze than in others. Developing the appropriate "incomitant" strabismus surgery can be achieved by improving the ocular rotation of the involved eye(s), creating a matching rotation defect in the "normal" eye, and anticipating that surgery may create a new/different deviation (not present before the surgery) that can be used to surgeons' advantage. The severity of the limitation in ocular rotation will determine the amount and type of strengthening or weakening that will be necessary to the paralytic muscle and its yoke muscle.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buckley, EG

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 /

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 21149177

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21149177

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0065-955X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3368/aoj.58.1.49


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States