Adjustable medial rectus muscle resection in adult exotropia

Leila M. Khazaeni, Nicholas J. Volpe*

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Purpose: To describe the success of a unilateral recess/resect procedure incorporating an adjustable medial rectus muscle resection in the treatment of adult exotropia. Methods: The charts of 60 consecutive adult patients with exotropia undergoing lateral rectus muscle recession and adjustable medial rectus muscle resection from November 1998 to August 2003 were reviewed. Results: In 56 (93%) patients, postoperative alignment was within 10 prism diopters of orthophoria. Using adjustable suture technique, a small esodeviation was consistently created in the field of gaze away from the resected medial rectus muscle, and this may guard against recurrence of exotropia. Conclusions: The use of adjustable medial rectus muscle resection is an alternative, successful, and reliable procedure for the management of adult exotropia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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