Surgical Results of a Muscle Transposition Procedure for Abducens Palsy Without Tenotomy and Muscle Splitting – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report a simple muscle transposition procedure without tenotomy or muscle splitting to treat abducens palsy.Design: Retrospective, interventional, consecutive case series.Methods: Nine patients with esotropia resulting from abducens palsy whose eyes could not abduct beyond the midline underwent this muscle transposition procedure, in which a suture was inserted through the temporal margin of each vertical rectus muscle. The same monofilament suture also was inserted into each inferotemporal or superotemporal sclera. The lateral margin of each vertical rectus muscle was transposed superotemporally or inferotemporally and was sutured onto the sclera. All 9 patients underwent unilateral muscle transposition, and 6 of (Read more...)

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