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Rectus Muscle Plication for Strabismus Surgery: A Case Series.


Romeo Laurent  Apostol,
Ivan  Tecson,
Myron Carlo  Gomez,
Clarissa Tady,
Ma. Rebecca Abes-Servera

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Department of Ophthalmology - Cardinal Santos Medical Center

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Publication Type
Book of Abstracts
Publication Sub Type
CSMC Research Abstract Compendium


Extraocular muscle strengthening is a common procedure for management of strabismus. Resection, to date, has been the traditional method of choice for rectus muscle strengthening. However, there are various documented complications of Rectus Muscle Resection, some of which includes risk of anterior segment ischemia. Rectus Muscle Plication is an alternative muscle tightening procedure to Rectus Muscle Resection. This is a case series describing the surgical technique of bilateral Medial Rectus Muscle Plication combined with Lateral Rectus Recession and Inferior Oblique Recession in three patients with constant exotropia. The degree of exodeviation was measured for 3 consecutive months prior to the procedure to have 3 stable measurements. These patients were followed-up after 1 day, 1 week and 6 weeks after the procedure for post-operative surveillance. All three cases were noted to have improvement in the degree of exodeviation and they were assessed to be orthotropic after 6 weeks of follow-up without signs of complications after the procedure. Rectus Muscle Plication is a promising muscle tightening alternative for surgical management of strabismus without exposing the patient at risk for the possible serious complications of Rectus Muscle Resection. 

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