Huge Exotropia Working on the sound eye

By posted on August 6, 2015 8:21PM
Huge Exotropia Working on the sound eye

Huge Exotropia Working on the sound eye

It is usually a hard job to convince such  patients that this huge XT will not be corrected without working on their seeing eye.
Adding one muscle from the sound eye to the surgical plan usually gives satisfactory results.

A lateral rectus recession of the sound Lt eye was needed for perfect surgical correction.

Huge Exotropia Working on the sound eye
Huge Exotropia Working on the sound eye

1. Before taking the decision of working on the sound eye in a huge XT it is the surgeon’s responsibility to be sure that it is a comitant strabismus

2. Correction of this huge XT could be achieved
by working only on the exotropic eye but this usually results in disfiguring incomitance in extreme gazes due to overwork on the MR or the LR

Huge Exotropia Working on the sound eye

Dr.Gamal Sobhy

Professor of ophthalmology. Head of Strabismus Unit Memorial Institute of Ophthalmic Research Egypt.

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