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Article
December 1968

Computer Approach to the Diagnosis of Vertical Eye Muscle Imbalance

Author Affiliations

San Antonio. Tex
From the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(6):754-756. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050756014
Abstract

The diagnosis of a vertical ocular muscle imbalance is frequently associated with confusion and loss of time; the etiology of such an imbalance is most likely due to paresis. For these two reasons it is recommended that any diagnostic approach be a preconceived step-by-step method and one which assumes the condition to be paretic until proven otherwise. Such an approach is presented. Following the detection of a vertical muscle imbalance during a routine eye examination, the described method is employed. It consists of a simple "three-point" test which is used with a computer. This device is described. It is a form of digital computer the use of which stimulates a routine approach. Upon completion of the three-point test, it reveals the paretic muscle automatically. Complicated cases require further investigation.

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