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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 292-297

Uses of the inferior oblique muscle in strabismus surgery

1 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Plano, TX, USA
2 Retina Foundation of the Southwest; Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

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Jr David Stager
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, 3801 W. 15th Street #110, Plano, TX 75075
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.159723

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Inferior oblique muscle weakening is typically performed for overaction of the muscle. In this article, we review inferior oblique muscle anatomy, different weakening procedures, and recent surgical techniques that take advantage of the muscle's unique anatomy for the treatment of additional indications such as excyclotorsion and hypertropia in primary gaze.

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