Hang-back lateral rectus recessions for exotropia

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The hang-back recession is a simple, safe alternative to conventional recession. We evaluated the surgical results in 23 consecutive patients undergoing bilateral hang-back lateral rectus recessions and 24 consecutive patients undergoing bilateral conventional lateral rectus recessions. The 6-week postoperative success rate was 78% in the hang-back group and 75% in the conventional group. At the time of the most recent follow-up, the success rate wase 64% in the hang-back group and 85% in the conventional group. Dose-response curves were similar for both methods. There were more late overcorrections with the hang-back technique. We suggest modified surgical guidelines for the hang-back recession technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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