Effects of strabismus surgey on refraction in children

D. Denis, J. Bardot, F. Volot, J. B. Saracco, I. H. Maumenee

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We assessed 115 eyes of 59 children with esotropia 2-3 months postoperatively to evaluate the effects of strabismus surgery on refraction. Three variables were measured: spherical equivalent, and cylinder power and axis. The mean changes in spherical equivalent were non-significant. The axis of postoperative astigmatism moved towards 'with-the-rule', thus improving refraction. The amount of recession and the consequent changes in cylinder power were inversely related. The results showed a significant change in cylinder axis after recession of the inferior oblique. Recession-tucking procedures led to the largest changes in cylinder power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


  • Astigmatism
  • Strabismus surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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