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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 …
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.