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29th European Strabismological Associaton Meeting by Jan-Tjeerd H.N. de Faber

By Jan-Tjeerd H.N. de Faber

A compilation of chosen papers, posters and lectures awarded on the twenty ninth assembly of the eu Strabismological organization in Izmir, Turkey, June 2004, outlining the most recent advancements within the fields of eye surgical procedure, imaginative and prescient screening, ophthalmology and similar disciplines. The spotlight of this assembly was once the specified lecture given by means of Gunter von Noorden, "History of Strabismology", integrated right here in complete. The assembly additionally coated a few vital difficulties linked to strabismology, together with ambyopia, botulinum toxin, Brown’s syndrome and congenital fibrosis syndrome. furthermore, new equipment and methods are defined, giving a whole evaluate of the new subject matters in strabismology for strabismologists, pediatric opthalmologists and orthoptists.

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Schematic drawing of inferior oblique advancement with secured superior oblique tenotomy (center), and rectus externus supraposition (right picture), see text. The assessment of the cyclodeviation is mostly done with the double Maddox-rod technique for measurement of the subjective horizontal and the cyclotropia. We use in Germany preferably the Harms tangent screen for both. A literature survey of the different procedures for counterrotation and the respective rotational effect is given in table 1.

5 years of age was 65%, however, the success ratio decreased to 3% in cases whose strabismus was not treated till 8–9 years of age; and Flynn and Cassady (13) reported that the required period increased and success ratios reduced in patients that were treated after 5 years of age. Ates et al. (14) similarly concluded that treatment in later periods reduced the success. Cleary (15), however, unlike the previous studies, reported that visual gain did not differ in different age groups. Oliver (16), Hiscox (17), and Levartovsky (18) concluded that the most important factor that influenced success was the compliance of the patient, not the age.

One family is lost to follow up because of reverse patching. We think that close follow up is very important in penalization therapy. 5 CONCLUSIONS This study can not prove one treatment is superior over to the other. In our experience, combined optical and atropine therapy is as effective as patching and can be used as an alternative or supportive treatment to occlusion therapy in the management of amblyopia in chosen subjects, especially in school age children. REFERENCES Foley-Nolan A. et al.

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