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March 1972

Surgical Torsion of the Globe as Treatment for Retinal Detachment

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, St. Lukes Hospital, Cleveland.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(3):315-318. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020317015

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.

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