The hang-back recession is a simple, safe alternative to conventional recession. We evaluated the surgical results in 23 consecutive patients undergoing bilateral hang-back lateral rectus recessions and 24 consecutive patients undergoing bilateral conventional lateral rectus recessions. The 6-week postoperative success rate was 78% in the hang-back group and 75% in the conventional group. At the time of the most recent follow-up, the success rate wase 64% in the hang-back group and 85% in the conventional group. Dose-response curves were similar for both methods. There were more late overcorrections with the hang-back technique. We suggest modified surgical guidelines for the hang-back recession technique.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health