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There is some debate as to whether strabismus surgery should be performed early or should be delayed 6–12 months after strabismus stabilisation in patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO).1 2 Reoperations has been reported to be necessary because of changes in the angle of deviation, even though the surgery is done after a stable period of more than 6 months.3 4 Unfortunately, there has been no study concerning the natural course of strabismus related to TAO after 6 months of stability.
Patients and methods
Sixteen consecutive patients (six men and 10 women) who showed a stable angle of strabismus for 6 months and who were followed up for at least an additional 6 months were enrolled in this study. Patients were excluded if they had a history of other diseases or surgeries with the potential to influence eye motility or had …
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