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Intermittent exotropia: are we underminusing by not overminusing?

Brodsky, M. C., Horwood, A. M. and Riddell, P. M. (2015) Intermittent exotropia: are we underminusing by not overminusing? Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 15 (5). pp. 397-398. ISSN 1091-8531

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.05.011

Abstract/Summary

In this invited commentary, the authors discuss whether the use of minus lenses to aid control of intermittent exotropia has an alternative method of action. Conventional theory suggests that the lenses induce accommodation and therefore accommodative convergence to reduce the angle of deviation. We discuss evidence which suggests that convergence is induced to control the primary deviation and that the minus lenses allow this control by correcting refractive blur caused by additional vergence accommodation.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Development
ID Code:55572
Publisher:Elsevier

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