Revista Cubana de Oftalmología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3070
NARANJO FERNANDEZ, Rosa M.; MENDEZ SANCHEZ, Teresita de J.; PEDROSO LLANES, Alina y PONS, Lucy. Myectomy with cauterization of the extremitates versus direct visualization. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2004, vol.17, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3070.
A descriptive and retrospective study of 71 patients with hyperfunction of the bilateral inferior oblique that received attention at the Service of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus of "Ramón Pando Ferrer" Ophthalmological Hospital was conducted. 26 of them underwent myectomy with cauterization of the extremitates, whereas in the other 45 myectomy under direct visualization was performed. They were operated on from January 1998 to January 2003. A preoperative and postoperative assessment of the hyperfunction of the inferior oblique was made. 72 % were grouped in an age range from 1 to 10 years old, and 55 % had a diagnosis of esotropia with hypertropia. No relapse was observed in the patients that underwent myectomy with cauterization of the extremitates under direct visualization.
Palabras llave : Myectomy [surgery]; strabismus; child; hyperfunction of the inferior oblique [surgery].