Healthcare insurance influence on surgical outcome

This study sought to determine whether outcomes for simple horizontal strabismus surgery differed for children with supported medical assistance (MA) compared to children with private healthcare insurance, with an assumption of lower socioeconomic status (SES) in the MA group. This...

Functional outcomes after exotropia surgery

The authors used the Chinese version of the AS20 and A&SQ questionnaires to explore if successful postoperative alignment could significantly improve health related quality of life (HRQOL) in adults with childhood large angle exotropia. They further evaluated the relationship between...

Anterior segment ischaemia (ASI) risk in 3-muscle surgery

The aim of this study was to calculate the risk of clinically evident ASI following simultaneous 3-rectus muscle surgery and safety profile of the same in a relatively large number of patients from a single tertiary care centre. This was...

Strabismus and surgery impacts on reading

The authors compared eye movement performance during reading in strabismic children without amblyopia and in non-strabismic age-matched children in addition to evaluation of potential effect of strabismus surgery. They studied nine children aged 11-15 years; mean 12.9±0.6 years. Ten healthy...

Prism adaptation outcomes in convergence excess esotropia

This study reports the changes to angle of deviation following prism adaptation in a group of 58 patients with convergence excess esotropia and their surgical outcomes. Age at prism adaptation was 7.2 (SD1.82) years. One child refused prisms and two...

Long-term outcomes of surgery for vertical head posture

The authors report long-term follow-up of a series of seven patients with nystagmus and chin up or chin down head posture that underwent vertical extraocular muscle (EOM) surgery. Mean age at surgery was 56 months (19-96 months). All had horizontal...

Conj reconstruction with amniotic membrane

This study reports the use of amniotic membrane in patients with restrictive strabismus or conjunctiva problems during or following complex eye muscle surgery. Ambio 5 was used for replacement of conjunctiva in this retrospective study of 32 cases aged one...

Sagging eye syndrome surgery

This retrospective study evaluated outcomes of surgery for patients with sagging eye syndrome (SES) from 1994 to 2014, to determine recurrence rates of strabismus. The study identified 103 cases; 93 requiring surgery for symptomatic small angle strabismus and 10 requiring...

Corpus callosum in infantile esotropia

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) imaging was undertaken with four infantile esotropia (IE) patients and nine controls. All with IE showed an asymmetrical distribution of callosal fibres when comparing two hemispheres. Many fibres terminated near the tips of the occipital cortices....

Angle of deviation measurements in seated and supine positions

The objectives of this study were to compare ocular deviation between the seated and decubitus positions in the operating room and assess the outcomes at one day, one month and three months postoperatively. This prospective study included 30 cases; two...

Knobby eye syndrome

This study used high resolution MRI to demonstrate and evaluate globe shape in axial high myopia and identify and characterise those with prominent equatorial staphylomata that deflect extraocular muscle paths and presumably alter motility patterns in strabismus. The study included...

Genetic profiles of primary strabismus

The authors explore the pedigree analysis of familial cases of primary concomitant strabismus (PCS) to unravel the genetic determinants of this strabismus. Of 2301 cases of PCS, 39 (1.7%) had familial clustering. This study recruited 18 families with esotropia and...