Examination of Ocular Motility and Squint

  • Thomas Kuriakose


Examining ocular motility and interpreting the findings by far is the most challenging and fascinating part of clinical Ophthalmology. It challenges one to think all the time while eliciting and interpreting the findings. There is so much in our nervous system that is still not understood clearly. The visual system and its controls are no exceptions. This uncertainty should be accepted and taken as a challenge rather than be put off by it. Most of us like ‘certainty’ in life which is the exception rather than the rule. An understanding of the physiology of ocular motility will go a long way in doing a good clinical examination and coming to sensible conclusions.

Further Reading

  1. Jampolsky A. A simplified approach to strabismus diagnosis, Symposium on strabismus. Transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Company; 1971.Google Scholar
  2. von Noorden GK, Campos EC. Binocular vision and ocular motility: theory and management of strabismus. 6th ed. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Company; 2002.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Kuriakose
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  1. 1.Eye DepartmentChristian Medical College Vellore, Schell CampusVelloreIndia

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