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April 1995

Benefits of Strabismus Surgery in Patients With One Blind Eye-Reply

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Sacramento, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(4):404. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100040018008

In reply  I would like to thank Dr David Hunter for his thoughtful comments on my Editorial.1 I could not agree more with his thoughts about the importance of strabismus. The purpose of my Editorial was to bring to the forefront the three major indications for strabismus surgery in adults at the present time. I referenced the recent publication by Satterfield et al,2 "Psychosocial Aspects of Strabismus Study," in which we intensively looked at the cosmetic and psychosocial implications of strabismus. As published in that article, we demonstrated that in many aspects of patients' lives, they reported difficulty with self-image, securing employment, interpersonal relationships, school, work, and sports. Our patients described these difficulties as actually intensifying during their teenage and adult years. One of the purposes of publishing the research on the psychosocial aspects of strabismus was to avoid using the term cosmetic, or reconstructive, surgery, a term

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