Extraocular muscle imbalance after scleral buckling surgery

William E Smiddy, D. Loupe, R. G. Michels, C. Enger, B. M. Glaser, S. deBustros, M. B. Mets

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Abstract

Pneumatic retinopexy is advocated to treat some retinal detachment cases, in part to avoid the complication of induced strabismus sometimes associated with scleral buckling procedures (SBPs). Prospective evaluation of postoperative muscle imbalance was performed in 76 eyes of 69 patients undergoing SBP. Measureable limitation of ductions occurred in 40 (73%) of the 55 eyes for which a full set of duction measurements could be obtained. Among 53 patients without previous retinal surgery in either eye, postoperative deviations were associated with encircling scleral buckles (P = 0.00003), but not with radial scleral buckles (P = 0.6). Significant strabismus occurred in 12 patients (23%), and three required surgery or prism therapy. Candidates for pneumatic retinopexy can usually be treated by a radial scleral buckling procedure, and therefore the risk of postoperative strabismus is low if this technique is selected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485-1490
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmology
Volume96
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Oculomotor Muscles
Scleral Buckling
Strabismus
Retinal Detachment
Muscles
Therapeutics

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Smiddy, W. E., Loupe, D., Michels, R. G., Enger, C., Glaser, B. M., deBustros, S., & Mets, M. B. (1989). Extraocular muscle imbalance after scleral buckling surgery. Ophthalmology, 96(10), 1485-1490.

Extraocular muscle imbalance after scleral buckling surgery. / Smiddy, William E; Loupe, D.; Michels, R. G.; Enger, C.; Glaser, B. M.; deBustros, S.; Mets, M. B.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 96, No. 10, 01.01.1989, p. 1485-1490.

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Smiddy, WE, Loupe, D, Michels, RG, Enger, C, Glaser, BM, deBustros, S & Mets, MB 1989, 'Extraocular muscle imbalance after scleral buckling surgery', Ophthalmology, vol. 96, no. 10, pp. 1485-1490.
Smiddy WE, Loupe D, Michels RG, Enger C, Glaser BM, deBustros S et al. Extraocular muscle imbalance after scleral buckling surgery. Ophthalmology. 1989 Jan 1;96(10):1485-1490.
Smiddy, William E ; Loupe, D. ; Michels, R. G. ; Enger, C. ; Glaser, B. M. ; deBustros, S. ; Mets, M. B. / Extraocular muscle imbalance after scleral buckling surgery. In: Ophthalmology. 1989 ; Vol. 96, No. 10. pp. 1485-1490.
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