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Principles of Strabismus Surgery

Abstract

Prior to strabismus surgery an important and seemingly obvious question should be asked, “Why are we operating?” Is our treatment goal to establish binocular fusion, eliminate diplopia, expand the field of binocular vision, correct a compensatory head posture, or to simply improve cosmetic appearance? Establishing the goals prior to surgery helps us clarify indications for surgery, and formulate a logical treatment plan. A plan that is best for the patient should be made; not just a plan that is best for correcting the angle of deviation.

Keywords

Rectus Muscle Strabismus Surgery Prism Diopter Binocular Fusion Inferior Oblique Muscle 
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