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April 1969

Surgical Treatment of Congenital Nystagmus

Author Affiliations

Royal Oak, Mich
From Wayne State Medical School, Detroit (Dr. Cooper), and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Sandall).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(4):473-480. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010475004

Operative treatment of congenital jerk-type nystagmus with ocular torticollis is discussed. The mechanism causing the head turn, methods used in measurement of the head and eye deviation, as well as the selection of the surgical procedures indicated are analyzed. A review of the ophthalmic literature on the subject is included with particular emphasis on the original work and theories of Kestenbaum, Anderson, and Goto. The results of seven cases operated on for this condition utilizing our techniques are presented.

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