Congenital Exotropia Treatment & Management

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Mounir Bashour, MD, PhD, CM, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, PhD, MBA, MEd, MPH, MA, FRCSC  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

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  • Prevention of amblyopia

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Surgical Care

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  • Bilateral lateral rectus recession

  • Additional strabismus surgery for oblique muscle dysfunction, dissociated vertical deviation, and large-angle exotropia

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Consultations

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  • A pediatric ophthalmology consultation is essential to prevent visual loss (amblyopia), as well as to make the appropriate diagnosis of the etiology of this exotropia.

  • Genetics evaluation if any other anomalies are present

  • Neurosurgical evaluation for any craniofacial anomalies

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