Inferior oblique overaction in infantile esotropia: Fundus extorsion as a predictive sign

Eustis, H.S. and Nussdorf, J.D. (1996) Inferior oblique overaction in infantile esotropia: Fundus extorsion as a predictive sign. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 33 2: 85-88.

Author Eustis, H.S.
Nussdorf, J.D.
Title Inferior oblique overaction in infantile esotropia: Fundus extorsion as a predictive sign
Journal name Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-3913
1938-2405
Publication date 1996-03-01
Year available 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 33
Issue 2
Start page 85
End page 88
Total pages 4
Place of publication Thorofare, NJ, United States
Publisher Slack
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background:
Inferior oblique overaction develops in 72% of patients with infantile esotropia but generally is not recognized until the patient is between 2 and 4 years of age.

Methods:

While undergoing bilateral medial rectus recessions, photographs were taken of the posterior pole of 27 eyes in 14 patients with infantile esotropia and graded for the presence or absence of torsion by a masked observer. Follow up ranged from 10 months to 6 years.

Results:
Oblique muscle overaction developed in 15 of the 27 eyes. Of these 15, six demonstrated fundus torsion in infancy, before the oblique dysfunction was recognized clinically.

Conclusion:

The presence of abnormal fundus torsion can serve as a marker for patients with infantile esotropia who ultimately will develop overt oblique muscle dysfunction.
Keyword Ophthalmology
Pediatrics
Ophthalmology
Pediatrics
OPHTHALMOLOGY
PEDIATRICS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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