A patient with a retinal detachment resulting from a giant retinal tear was treated wih scleral buckling and intorsion of the globe 90° to place the tear in a dependent position. The retina was successfully reattached, but intolerable diplopia resulted. Comfortable binocular vision was reestablished only after the performance of appropriate oblique muscle surgery.
Weidenthal DT, Hardesty HH. Surgical Torsion of the Globe as Treatment for Retinal Detachment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(3):315–318. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020317015
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.