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September 1968

Modification of Latent NystagmusPart II

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(3):352-353. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050354011

A case of esotropia, strabismic amblyopia, and latent nystagmus is reported. Earlier studies had indicated that 1% clyclopentolate hydrochloride inhibit the latent nystagmus. Occlusion alone failed to improve the patient's visual acuity. However, satisfactory improvement of visual acuity by combining occlusion therapy with chronic cycloplegia-mydriasis was noted. Surgical correction of the deviation produced an asymmetrical effect on the latent nystagmus.