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2008 Series -  March 11, 2008 Lecture 43 of 53  NEXT»

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This 8-year-old boy at age 2 years had a bimedial rectus recession for esotropia present from birth.  The parents now notice that his eyes “shoot up” when he looks to the side.  Vision is OD and OS, 20/20.  Cycloplegic refraction is OU +0.50 sph.  There is no fusion measured with the stereo test and he alternates on testing with the four lights.  The boy denies diplopia and has no complaints. As shown in the pictures, he has a small “V” pattern and strabismus sursoadductorius (elevation in adduction) referred to usually as overaction of the inferior obliques.  Behind the translucent occluder each eye elevates slowly with a vergence movement and returns with a similar movement when the cover is removed.

1.  To diagnose a “V” pattern the difference between the horizontal alignment in up and down gaze should be how many prism diopters?   
 

a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d.  20
e. 25

2.  The behavior of the eyes, upward movement, behind the translucent occluder means that the boy has:  
 

a. skew deviation
b. dissociated horizonal deviation (DHD)
c. dissociated vertical deviation (DVD)
d.  Parinaud’s
e. none of the above

3.  A reasonable treatment plan would be: 
 
a. just watch, no treatment now
b. bilateral inferior oblique anterior transposition
c. nasal shift of the superior rectus muscles
d.  bilateral superior oblique tenectomy
e. none of the above

For answers to the above, click here on or after March 18, 2008.

 

 


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