Manual of Strabismus Surgery

1st Edition


  • C. MacEwen
  • Richard Gregson
    • Print ISBN 9780750652483


    The first section covers the general assessment and investigation of the squinting patient, before considering whether surgery is the best form of treatment. The second section addresses common squint disorders, describing the conditions and highlighting the surgical options to be considered. The final section provides a step-by-step account of the surgical procedures, indicating when they should be used, and illustrating specific techniques.

    This is an essential manual for trainees in clinical practice and those preparing for examinations who need to know how to competently manage this commonly encountered disorder. Optometrists will also find it of great value when managing these patients both pre- and post-operatively.

    Key Features

    • Using a problem-oriented approach, diagnosis and assessment of conditions are introduced before addressing treatment options
    • Specific disorders are covered in detail, indicating when to use surgical treatment and which techniques to use
    • The surgical procedures are covered in a step-by-step format with clear line diagrams highlighting the required techniques.
    • A separate chapter covers general and specific surgical complications

    Table of Contents

    Part 1 General principles
    1 Assessment of the patient with a squint
    2 Non-surgical management of strabismus
    3 Principles of the surgical management of strabismus
    4 Surgical anatomy
    Part 2 What to do
    5 Concomitant eso-deviations
    6 Concomitant exo-deviatopms
    8 Vertical and pattern (A and V) deviations
    8 Palsies of the ocular motor nerves
    9 Restrictive disorders
    10 Complex ocular motility problems
    11 Nystagmus
    Part 3 How to do it
    12 Surgery on the rectus muscles
    13 Oblique muscle surgery
    14 Adjustable suture techniques
    15 The use of botulinum toxin in the management of strabismus
    16 Complications of strabismus surgery - how to avoid and manage them
    Appendix - How much muscle surgery is required?


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    About the authors

    C. MacEwen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK

    Richard Gregson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Ophthalmologist and Directorate of Ophthalmology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK