Motor Dysfunction in Strabismus

  • Gunnar Lennerstrand
Part of the Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series book series (WGS)


The intension of this symposium is to combine experimental and clinical findings, and thereby establish a platform for future research in the area of strabismus. It is a difficult task, particulary on the motor side. Basic research in the field of oculomotor physiology has advanced rapidly during the last decades and the new knowledge has been incorporated to a large degree into research and clinical practice of neurology and neurophthalmology (Lennerstrand et al 1982, Leigh & Zee 1983). However, the influence on strabismus research has been rather limited. We hope that this workshop will stimulate a more intensive exchange of ideas between basic and clinical research also in strabismus, and that the interaction will be mutually beneficial. With this in mind I have tried to make my review of motor dysfunction in strabismus rather broad. I have included in the review a very brief and somewhat superficial description of strabismus from the point of view of epidemiology, inheritance patterns, characteristics of different types, etiology and treatment. This is done in order to acquaint the laboratory research workers with the basic concepts and terminology of strabismology. For a more extensive description of all aspects of strabismus, the excellent textbook by von Noorden (1985) is highly recommended.


Motor Dysfunction Oblique Muscle Binocular Vision Ocular Motility Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus 
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