97th DOG Annual Meeting 1999
RESULTS OF ADJUSTABLE HORIZONTAL RECTUS MUSCLE RECESSION TECHNIQUE
I. El-Bably, J. El-Mansoury
Fifty patiensts with pure horizontal deviations were selected to evaluate the efficacy of surgical treatment by using the adjustment recession technique to attain ocular alingment with one operation and.to minimize the need for staged operation or reoperation. The patients were operated upon using the two stage technique. The first stage is done under general anaesthesia while the second stage under local topical anaesthesia when the patient is awake and cooperative after six to nine hours postoperatively. 95% the patients attain the desirable goal with one procedure and the stability of the results are estemated in 88% of the patients at the last follow up visit. Adjustable technique is specially needed when the surgical results are unpredictable. One can consider it in almost all adult strabismic.
Department of Ophtalmology of Alexandria University.