A preequatorial Gore-Tex sling to restore rectus muscle pathways in myopic strabismus fixus

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Abstract

A 74-year-old woman with high myopia presented with a rapid-onset, large-angle esotropia consistent with myopic strabismus fixus, or fallen eye syndrome. We treated the patient with combined bilateral disinsertion of the medial rectus muscles and resection of the right lateral rectus muscle with bilateral repositioning of the displaced superior and lateral rectus muscles toward their normal anatomic positions using a polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) sling. The eyes were held in the orthotropic position for 7 days after surgery using nylon traction sutures. After 7 months of follow-up, the patient remained orthotropic at distance with a residual esotropia of 12 Δ at near and a persistent limitation of elevation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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