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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-66521

Sturm, V; Menke, M N; Töteberg, M; Jaggi, G P; Schoeffler, C (2012). Early onset of acquired comitant non-accommodative esotropia in childhood. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 229(4):357-361.

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Background: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and surgical outcome of acquired comitant non-accommodative esotropia without obvious cause in children with an early onset ≤ three years of age.
Patients and Methods: 24 consecutive patients (13 females) with acquired comitant non-accommodative esotropia underwent strabismus surgery. Outcome measures included amount of deviation and level of binocularity at last follow-up.
Results: An acute onset of strabismus was observed in 83 % of patients. Accompanying features such as diplopia, covering one eye or stumbling were observed in 40 % of the children. Cycloplegic retinoscopy revealed a mild to moderate hypermetropia in all children (mean hypermetropia + 2.2 diopters). 90.5 % of children were aligned within 8 PD of orthotropia. 81 % regained normal stereovision (Lang I/II).
Conclusions: All children exhibited the typical features of acute acquired comitant esotropia (AACE) type II (Burian-Franceschetti). Collective characteristics of this form of strabismus are a comitant and relatively large deviation, mild hypermetropia, a potential of normal binocular cooperation and absence of an accommodative component and neurological pathology. Time and suddenness of strabismus onset may be less helpful in defining this entity.


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Other titles:In früher Kindheit erworbene konkomitante nicht akkommodative Esotropie
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:14 Nov 2012 09:52
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:04
Publisher DOI:10.1055/s-0031-1299237
PubMed ID:22496003

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