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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term status of monocular eye closure after surgical treatment of intermittent exotropia and to determine whether the status at short-term postoperative follow-up duration remains or can change after long-term follow-up duration. This was a retrospective review of 37 intermittent exotropia surgical cases; 18 males and 19 females with mean age of 10.6 ±6.1 years. All closed their non-dominant eye in sunlight reducing to 35% with <6 months of follow-up and 65% with follow-up of 7.2 ±2.9 years. Monocular eye closure disappeared in 43% and persistent closure remained in 57%. There was no significant difference between these groups. The authors acknowledge the retrospective study design, small case numbers and that unmasked investigation could introduce bias.

Short term and long term status of monocular eye closure in sunlight after surgical treatment of intermittent exotropia.
Mohan K, Sharmar SK.
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Fiona Rowe (Prof)

Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, UK.

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