Measured Tendon Lengthening

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

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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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