Monday, March 11, 2013

Comparison of clinical features between two different types of exotropia before 12 months of age based on stereopsis outcome

Comparison of clinical features between two different types of exotropia before 12 months of age based on stereopsis outcome


The age at the stereopsis test was 6.8 years in the EIE group and 6.4 years in the PIE group (P=0.41). There was no statistical difference in the mean preoperative exodeviation ... and postoperative deviation at the stereopsis test .... The reoperation rate was 33% in the EIE group and 27% in the PIE group .... 

Comment: I'm not too sure about the differences between the 2 types of exotropia, but I am sue that once again it is obvious that 1/3 of strabismus surgeries require a second operation! Isn't it about time for our OMD colleagues to begin to work with the developmental optometrist to improve outcomes? I would strongly suggest pre-surgery vision therapy and then post surgery vision therapy. Let's see what kind of outcomes occur if we do this. Are there any Chicago-land OMDs who want to work with me on this? Let me know. DM


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