paralytic strabismus


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par·a·lyt·ic stra·bis·mus

strabismus due to weakness of an ocular muscle or muscles.

paralytic strabismus

Strabismus due to paralysis of one of the extraocular muscles.
See also: strabismus
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The effects of the botulinum toxin treatment were measured as the change in the strabismus angle in relation to the pre injection value, presence of diplopia in primary gaze, relation between duration of presentation and the reduction in deviation, relation between aetiology of paralytic strabismus and reduction in deviation, the extent of recovery of movement and the results were statistically analyzed.
Aetiology of Paralyitic Strabismus: The causes of paralytic strabismus were vascular in 19 patients, idiopathic in 11 patients, traumatic in 4 patients, chronic suppurative otitis media in 2 patients.
There was no correlation between the effect of botulinim toxin injection and the etiology of paralytic strabismus.
DISCUSSION: Paralytic strabismus presents with chief complains of diplopia and confusion due to motor imbalance arising from paralysis of extraocular muscles.
Our study included 36 patients with paralytic strabismus of recent onset (within 3 months).
The causes of paralytic strabismus were vascular in 19 patients idiopathic in 11 patients traumatic in 4 patients, chronic suppurative otitis media in 2 patients.