Strabismus Associated with Neurological Impairment: Retrospective Case Series
|Sekeroglu HT1*, Turan KE1, Arslan U2, Sener EC1 and Sanac AS1|
|1Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara, Turkey|
|2Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics, Ankara, Turkey|
|Corresponding Author :||Hande Taylan Sekeroglu
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara, Turkey
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|Received April 20, 2014; Accepted June 09, 2014; Published June 11, 2014|
|Citation: Sekeroglu HT, Turan KE, Arslan U, Sener EC, Sanac AS (2014) Strabismus Associated with Neurological Impairment: Retrospective Case Series. J Clin Case Rep 4:373. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000373|
|Copyright: © 2014 Sekeroglu HT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Purpose: To describe the clinical features and to discuss the results of strabismus surgery or the natural course of ocular deviations in a group of patients with neurological problems.
Material and Methods: The medical records of patients with manifest ocular deviations and neurological
disorders were reviewed. The main outcome measures were the possible etiology of neurological impairment,
clinical features and the results of strabismus surgery.
Results: A total of 117 (60 males, 57 females) patients were enrolled in the study. The mean age of patients was
5.6 ± 4.4 years. 58 patients (49.6%) were lost from follow-up. The most common type of strabismus was esotropia
(56.4%). 36 patients (30.8%) underwent operations for strabismus. 13 patients (11.1%) had consecutive deviations
during follow-up period.
Conclusions: Ocular deviations may be associated with neurological impairment. Strabismus surgery may
provide good cosmesis in this group of patients. However, spontaneous and postoperative consecutive deviations
should be kept in mind.