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The assessment and management of strabismus in childhood

Lookup NU author(s): Michael Clarke


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Strabismus is a common condition in childhood. Diagnosis is made from simple inspection of the alignment of the eyes and confirmed by covering the fixing eye and observing the movement of the deviated eye. Hospital assessment includes estimation of uniocular visual acuity and stereoacuity, making the distinction between concomitant and incomitant strabismus, measurement of refractive error and fundoscopy. Management consists of correction of significant refractive error, treatment of amblyopia, and surgery for cosmetically obtrusive deviations. For most strabismus, it is only possible to realign the eyes to within a cosmetically acceptable range, but for some total realignment and restoration of full binocular function is possible. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Clarke M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Paediatrics

Year: 2002

Volume: 12

Issue: 4

Pages: 269-274

ISSN (print): 0957-5839

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Publisher: The Medicine Publishing Company


DOI: 10.1054/cupe.2002.0297


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