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Comparison of a new, minimally invasive strabismus surgery technique with the usual limbal approach for rectus muscle recession and plication
  1. B J Kushner
  1. Correspondence to: Dr B J Kushner Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Suite 206, 2870 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA; bkushner{at}

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There has been a trend in most surgical disciplines for performing procedures that are minimally invasive through increasingly smaller incisions. Dr Mojon is to be commended for his description of the minimally invasive strabismus surgery (MISS) technique described in this issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology (see page 76). Descriptions of new strabismus surgical procedures are often published in an anecdotal manner, describing results in only several patients. It is refreshing to see a publication such as that of Dr Mojon1 who tested this new procedure on 20 patients matched against a control group, with objective …

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  • Funding: This study was supported by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, New York, USA.

  • Competing interests: None declared.

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