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September 1972

Surgical Treatment of the Superior Oblique Tendon Sheath Syndrome

Author Affiliations

San Francisco; New York
From the Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Sciences, San Francisco (Dr. Scott), and the Institute of Ophthalmology, New York (Dr. Knapp).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(3):282-286. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030284013

Temporary passive traction sutures holding the eye into elevation enhanced the success of operations to remove the short superior oblique tendon sheath which was restraining elevation in adduction (Brown's syndrome). The technique, results, and complications of surgery are discussed.

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