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Correction
June 1998

Error in "Abstract" and "Results" Sections

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(6):834. doi:10.1001/archopht.116.6.834

In the article titled "Selective Surgery for Intermittent Exotropia Based on Distance/Near Differences" in the March 1988 issue of the ARCHIVES (Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;116:324-328), the P values that should have been printed as P<.05 in the "Results" subsection of the "Abstract" and in the "Results" section were printed in error as P>.05.

The correct wording in the "Results" subsection of the "Abstract" section should have been:

Results: Of 19 patients with basic exotropia receiving lateral rectus recessions, 10 patients (52%) had a satisfactory outcome compared with 14 (82%) of the 17 patients who had recess/resect procedures (P<.05). Of the 68 patients with simulated divergence excess, 55 patients (80%) had a satisfactory outcome after bilateral/lateral rectus recessions. This result was significantly better than the outcome for patients with basic exotropia who underwent lateral rectus recessions (P<.05).

The correct wording in the "Results" section should have been:

There were 68 patients with simulated divergence excess exotropia who underwent symmetric lateral rectus recessions who made up the control group and were subject to the same exclusion criteria as the study group. Fifty-five (81%) had a satisfactory outcome; 3 (4%) were overcorrected and 10 (15%) were undercorrected. These results differ significantly from the results of patients with basic exotropia who underwent lateral rectus recessions (P<.05; χ2 test) but were essentially identical to the results of patients with basic exotropia who underwent recess/resect surgery.

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