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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health