Reoperation rate in adjustable strabismus surgery

H. J. Wisnicki, M. X. Repka, D. L. Guyton

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Adjustable suture strabismus surgery may reduce the frequency of reoperations by reducing immediate postoperative over- and undercorrections. We reviewed 290 strabismus procedures performed with an adjustable suture technique. Thirty-five patients required additional surgery, for a reoperation rate of 9.7%. Reoperation frequencies for patients undergoing non-adjustable procedures average approximately 20% in our experience and in reported series. Our low reoperation rate with adjustable strabismus surgery reports our clinical impression that more accurate results are possible with this technique in appropriate patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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