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Grading the severity of intermittent distance exotropia: the revised Newcastle Control Score
  1. D Buck1,
  2. M P Clarke2,3,
  3. H Haggerty2,
  4. S Hrisos1,
  5. C Powell2,
  6. J Sloper4,
  7. N P Strong2
  1. 1
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK
  2. 2
    Children’s Eye Clinic and Orthoptic Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  3. 3
    School of Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry, Newcastle University, UK
  4. 4
    Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  1. M P Clarke, Claremont Wing Eye Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK; m.p.clarke{at}

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The Newcastle Control Score (NCS) has been shown to be a reliable, clinically sensitive method for grading the severity of childhood intermittent exotropia (X(T)).1 It incorporates subjective (home control) and objective (clinic control at near and in the distance) criteria, and uses modified descriptions of control as outlined by Rosenbaum and Santiago.2 The home control section asks the parent/guardian …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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