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Surgical treatment of myopic strabismus fixus: a graded approach


Sturm, V; Menke, M N; Chaloupka, K; Landau, K (2008). Surgical treatment of myopic strabismus fixus: a graded approach. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 246(9):1323-1329.

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BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of myopic strabismus fixus is challenging. Options for its correction range from conventional combined recession-resection surgery to innovative surgical procedures aiming to correct the deviated muscle paths. In this report we review our experience and compare the results of various surgical options for treatment of strabismus fixus. METHODS: We report the surgical outcomes of nine adults with acquired strabismus fixus due to myopia with a follow-up of 1 year. Patients were enrolled between May 2003 and April 2007 in this retrospective study. The surgical procedure was determined depending on the angle of deviation and extent of motility impairment. A new transposition technique was performed in one patient who had an extreme variant of strabismus fixus. RESULTS: Combined recession-resection surgery was performed in four patients with resulting small-angle esotropia. In patients with both esotropia and hypotropia due to muscle alignment, we performed an additional upward displacement of both horizontal recti muscles combined with a myopexy of the lateral rectus muscle. The results were satisfying; in particular in one patient who had a transposition procedure a significant improvement was achieved. CONCLUSIONS: For treatment of myopic strabismus fixus, a graded approach seems advisable. Combined recession-resection surgery yields good results for smaller deviations with mildly impaired motility, additional fixation techniques need to be applied once the horizontal muscle paths are deviated, and in extreme cases, a transposition procedure is required.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of myopic strabismus fixus is challenging. Options for its correction range from conventional combined recession-resection surgery to innovative surgical procedures aiming to correct the deviated muscle paths. In this report we review our experience and compare the results of various surgical options for treatment of strabismus fixus. METHODS: We report the surgical outcomes of nine adults with acquired strabismus fixus due to myopia with a follow-up of 1 year. Patients were enrolled between May 2003 and April 2007 in this retrospective study. The surgical procedure was determined depending on the angle of deviation and extent of motility impairment. A new transposition technique was performed in one patient who had an extreme variant of strabismus fixus. RESULTS: Combined recession-resection surgery was performed in four patients with resulting small-angle esotropia. In patients with both esotropia and hypotropia due to muscle alignment, we performed an additional upward displacement of both horizontal recti muscles combined with a myopexy of the lateral rectus muscle. The results were satisfying; in particular in one patient who had a transposition procedure a significant improvement was achieved. CONCLUSIONS: For treatment of myopic strabismus fixus, a graded approach seems advisable. Combined recession-resection surgery yields good results for smaller deviations with mildly impaired motility, additional fixation techniques need to be applied once the horizontal muscle paths are deviated, and in extreme cases, a transposition procedure is required.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Ophthalmology
Life Sciences > Sensory Systems
Life Sciences > Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Uncontrolled Keywords:Convergent strabismus fixus - Acquired progressive esotropia - High myopia - Combined recession-resection surgery
Language:English
Date:September 2008
Deposited On:14 Nov 2008 12:13
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 16:18
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0721-832X
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-008-0885-5
PubMed ID:18597103

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