Mortality rate in strabismus surgery.

J. Cooper, N. Medow, C. Dibble

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Strabismus surgery has been viewed as being associated with a high degree of mortality. Many past studies have used small surgical samples and have stressed the various theoretical causes of the deaths rather than view the procedure from a statistical and scientific standpoint. We present here a large series of surgical cases collected nationwide showing that strabismus surgery is a relatively safe procedure associated with a mortality less than that of a tooth extraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Optometric Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1982
Externally publishedYes


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  • Health Professions(all)

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