Associations between Health-Related Quality of Life and the Decision to Perform Surgery for Childhood Intermittent Exotropia – Corrected Proof

Objective: To assess associations between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the decision to perform strabismus surgery for children with intermittent exotropia.Design: Retrospective chart review.Participants: Children with intermittent exotropia.Methods: Included subjects, identified in a clinical practice, had assessment of HRQOL using the intermittent exotropia questionnaire (IXTQ), comprising child, proxy, and parent components (parent domains: function, psychosocial, and surgery). The IXTQ scores were evaluated for association with surgery, along with standard clinical measures: prism and alternate cover test (PACT), stereoacuity, and control score (mean of the 3 most recent scores). Included data were from preoperative examination (surgical cohort) or from most (Read more...)

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