Measured Tendon Lengthening

Richard M. Klein, Richard S. Muchnick, Richard H. Raskind

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Abstract

The relative frequency of scleral perforation during strabismus surgery and its definite, though small incidence of serious complications suggest that marginal myotomy should have a definite role in muscle weakening. Yet it is seldom used, mainly because of the difficulty in grading the amount of weakening as can be done with a recession. As an alternative to marginal myotomy or recession in patients with abnormally thin sclera, we have used a measured tendon-lengthening procedure that combines the smoothly graded and predictable responses of recession with the safety of marginal myotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1974

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Klein, R. M., Muchnick, R. S., & Raskind, R. H. (1974). Measured Tendon Lengthening. Archives of Ophthalmology, 92(4), 309-311. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010319011