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Nonsurgical treatment of cyclic esotropia.

Research paper by Nathalie N Voide, Claudine C Presset, Georges G Klainguti, Pierre-François PF Kaeser

Indexed on: 02 Apr '15Published on: 02 Apr '15Published in: Journal of AAPOS



Abstract

Cyclic esotropia is characterized by a 24-hour period of straight eye position followed by 24 hours of large-angle esotropia. Possible mechanisms include notably progressive loss of compensation of a latent strabismus. The classic treatment is surgical correction of the angle measured on the days with manifest deviation. We report the first case of cyclic esotropia successfully treated by prismatic correction of the latent strabismus present on "straight" days.