Strabismus prevalence in the republic of Moldova

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and rate of newly detected manifest strabismus cases in the paediatric population of the Republic of Moldova over 2011-2017. Average coverage of paediatric prophylactic examinations was 60.1% annually – paediatric...

Distance esotropia due to excessive near work

The authors aimed to review cases with divergence insufficiency esotropia in 12 young adults associated with excessive near work. Patients were aged 28.17 ±4.06 years and had normal external, anterior / posterior segment examinations and no neurological signs. Ten had...

Binocular viewing amblyopia therapy

The authors compared conventional occlusion therapy for amblyopia with binocular viewing amblyopia therapy (MFBF) for effects on binocular vision and visual acuity. During MFBF the amblyopic eye perceives the target while the fellow eye perceives the background. Both eyes see...

Long-term outcomes of recess / resect for sensory XT

The purpose of this study was to evaluate relationships between initial and long-term outcome of unilateral recess / resect surgery in adult sensory exotropia, factors associated with long-term outcome, exotropia drift and time to failure follow-up surgery. This was a...

YouTube videos for strabismus information

The aim of this study was to assess the quality, reliability and popularity of YouTube videos addressing strabismus. The authors searched YouTube using keywords of strabismus, squint, eye squint and crossed eye. The top 50 for each search were taken;...

Partial recession surgery for small angle vertical strabismus

The objective of this study was to assess the results of partial recessions of the vertical rectus muscles in patients with diplopia and small angle vertical strabismus. This was a retrospective study of partial temporal or nasal recession from one...

Spot screener versus Grand Seiko measurements

The authors aimed to determine repeatability and reproducibility of refractive values and pupil size measured using the Spot Vision Screener and to compare its measurement values with the Grand Seiko autorefractor. This was a cross-sectional study of 22 healthy adults;...

Residual esotropia surgery comparisons

The aim was to compare lateral rectus resection and plication methods in patients with residual esotropia for postoperative success rate, dose response, ipsilateral medial rectus limitations and reoperation. The study included 57 patients (31 female, 26 male) with 27 plication...

Medial rectus anatomy in exotropia

This study investigates the differences between extraocular muscles in patients with intermittent exotropia and normal controls regarding muscle fibre arrangement and diameter, and distribution and activation of satellite cells. Fifteen patients were recruited having medial rectus resection surgery. Resection sections...

Outcomes of augmented surgery for exotropia

This was a prospective study to assess patients with basic type intermittent exotropia of 15-45PD in angle and who were operated with augmented bilateral lateral rectus recessions with conjunctival recession, and followed postoperatively for six months. The study included 15...

Topical anaesthetic strabismus surgery

This prospective observation study was undertaken with 16 symptomatic diplopia patients (15 male, one female) from various causes. All underwent single stage adjustable strabismus surgery (SSASS) under topical anaesthesia. Mean age was 28.12 years (range 19-65) and all had a...

How a paediatric population presented with diplopia

The authors present the results of a retrospective records review of 244 children presenting with diplopia over a three-year period. The majority of cases presented to paediatric ophthalmology clinic; other routes of presentation included eye casualty, neuro-ophthalmology or another eye...