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September 1958

AGENESIS OF THE MEDIAL RECTUS MUSCLE: CORRECTION OF A CASE BY TRANSPLANTATION

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243 Charles St., Boston 14.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(3):521. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940080539032

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —The recent article by Drs. Louis J. Girard and Robert A. Neely (A. M. A. Arch. Ophth. 59:337-341 (March) 1948) in which they report a case of agenesis of the medial rectus muscle and the surgical correction thereof is an interesting account of this condition. However, the authors state: "Since all of the reports, thus far, have dealt with paralysis of the lateral rectus, opponents of this procedure have questioned whether abduction obtained was from the transplanted slips of the vertical recti or from the resected paralyzed lateral rectus." (Italics mine.) I feel it would be remiss on my part not to call to the attention of the authors an article entitled, "Absence of the Medial Rectus and Its Successful Treatment by Vertical Tendon Transplants," by Dr. Howard F. Hill (Tr. Am. Ophth. Soc. 53:115-126, 1955). In this article a case successfully treated is reported and reference

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