Bilateral Recession or Unilateral Recession-Resection as Surgery for Infantile Esotropia

NCT ID: NCT00304577


Title
A Randomized Comparison of Bilateral Recession With Unilateral Recession-Resection as Surgery for Infantile Esotropia
Purpose
Infantile esotropia is corrected in most cases by bilateral recession of the medial rectus muscles (BR) or by unilateral recession of the medial rectus muscle and resection of the lateral rectus muscle (RR). We compared the outcome of these techniques in a randomized prospective study.
Details
We randomly assigned 124 patients (average age 5.8) from twelve participating clinics in Germany and the Netherlands to either BR or RR. Patients did not have demonstrable binocular vision at baseline. The angle of strabismus was measured pre- and postoperatively in a standardized fashion. The primary parameter to assess difference between BR and RR was the variation of the latent angle of strabismus at distance at three months postoperatively, secondary outcomes were reduction of convergence excess and binocular vision.
Conditions
Strabismus
Keywords
Strabismus, Esotropia, Surgical techniques
Source
Erasmus Medical Center
Sponsors
Erasmus Medical Center
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
16 Mar 2006
URL
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Locations
Germany, Netherlands