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J Maxillofac Surg. 1984 Apr;12(2):47-55.

Change in eye position after cranio-facial surgery.

Abstract

Twenty-nine patients have undergone major subtotal orbital translocation surgery between 1976 and 1980. Extra-ocular muscle function has been studied before and after orbital surgery. Medial orbital translocation, like sagittal orbital translocation, produces a decrease of exotropia; sometimes there is no change which proves the importance of well-established binocular vision. Orbital osteotomy in the three planes can produce a modification of the primary position of a vertical imbalance but it has no action on the vertical movements. The ophthalmologist can predict the post-operative result when he knows what type of ocular abnormality exists and what type of orbital surgery will be performed. He can also discuss the timing of strabismus surgery.

PMID:
6585454
DOI:
10.1016/s0301-0503(84)80211-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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