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Convergence excess esotropia treated surgically with fadenoperation and medical rectus muscle recessions.
  1. R. J. Leitch,
  2. J. P. Burke and
  3. I. M. Strachan
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.


    Convergence excess esotropia has been treated with bifocals, miotics, medial rectus recession(s), fadenoperation, or a combination of these. However, comparatively few studies on the sensory status of these patients exist. We present the sensory findings in 31 children treated surgically. Twenty-one had fadenoperations combined with bimedial rectus recessions, one had a fadenoperation alone, and nine had augmented bimedial rectus recessions. Five children (16%) achieved bifoveal fusion, 22 (71%) had varying degrees of peripheral fusion, and four (13%) had no detectable binocularity after a mean postoperative follow-up of 2.4 years.

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