Causes and Treatment of Consecutive Exotropia

  • M. H. Gobin
Part of the Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings Series book series (DOPS, volume 32)


In a series of 785 esotropic patients which were treated by surgery a consecutive exotropia occurred 172 times. An analysis of the results revealed that this overcorrection often was due to a vertical deviation and/or a limitation of adduction. Out of the 172 cases of consecutive exotropia 134 were re-operated: in addition to a bilateral 5 mm recession we carefully dealt with any vertical deviation and in case of a large angle or a limitation of adduction we added a monolateral or a bilateral loop to the recession of the lateral rectus muscle.


Depression Amblyopia Esotropia Hypertropia Hypotropia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Gobin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthoptic departmentUniversity Clinic of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Centre of StrabologyAntwerpBelgium

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