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To the Editor:
The subject of early surgery of strabismus has been bandied back and forth quite a bit and has, more particularly, come to mind with the recent article by Daniel Taylor of Connecticut.It seems to me wise for me to reaffirm in a letter to the editor my position and feeling on this:I have always felt, and still do, that early surgery of the large congenital esotrope is sensible and important. By early surgery I mean as early as the age of six months. There are several reasons for this.
I have the decided impression, as Dr. Taylor pointed out in his article, that very early surgery gives a higher incidence of good functional results than later surgery. His quoted experience would seem to show this, and my experience, though not statistically analyzed, would further bear it out.
On page 422 of the 1961 Transactions of
Costenbader FD. STRABISMUS SURGERY: EARLY AND VERY EARLY. Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(5):761-762. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010775032