29th European Strabismological Associaton Meeting by Jan-Tjeerd H.N. de Faber

By Jan-Tjeerd H.N. de Faber

A compilation of chosen papers, posters and lectures provided on the twenty ninth assembly of the eu Strabismological organization in Izmir, Turkey, June 2004, outlining the newest advancements within the fields of eye surgical procedure, imaginative and prescient screening, ophthalmology and similar disciplines. The spotlight of this assembly was once the distinctive lecture given by way of Gunter von Noorden, "History of Strabismology", incorporated the following in complete. The assembly additionally lined a couple of vital difficulties linked to strabismology, together with ambyopia, botulinum toxin, Brown’s syndrome and congenital fibrosis syndrome. additionally, new tools and methods are defined, giving a whole evaluation of the new subject matters in strabismology for strabismologists, pediatric opthalmologists and orthoptists.

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By this, the muscle surgery rotates the optic nerve head upwards and shifts the fovea only a small amount temporally. To fixate with the fovea the patient has therefore to rotate the eye upwards, which moves the corneal light reflex downwards. The indication for the correction of a residual horizontal or vertical strabismus should be made dependent on the degree of problems with diplopia. Many of the patients do not suffer so much from double vision once the cyclotropia has been successfully treated.

Durukan, T. I. Alt nsoy GATA Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara, TURKEY ABSTRACT: Purpose: To evaluate the thickness of horizontal rectus muscles in patients with esotropia by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to determine the effect of amblyopia on muscle tickness. Methods: Eighteen orthotropic volunteers and 50 patients with non-refractive and non-acommodative esotropia underwent orbital imaging prospectively. Esotropic patients were divided into 2 groups according to existance of amblyopia: Group I, 26 patients with amblyopia; group II, 24 patients with good visual acuity and alternating fixation.

Particularly for cases over 9 years of age that are recently diagnosed, there is doubt about whether treatment should be given or not. The origins of these doubts are restrictions of the therapy on the social life of the 18 patient, slow or insufficient response to therapy, and the possibility of diplopia if fusion cannot be obtained even if a response to therapy can be achieved. For the success of patching therapy, several researchers investigated the role of the age factor and reported diverse results.

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