Iatrogenic inferior rectus palsy

M. C. Brodsky, K. J. Fritz, S. H. Carney

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We examined two patients who developed unilateral inferior rectus muscle palsy following inferior oblique myectomy. Surgical exploration showed a normal inferior rectus muscle and tendon in both patients. Surgical correction consisted of inferior rectus resection in one patient and inferior rectus resection combined with an ipsilateral superior rectus recession in the other. We propose inadvertent excision of the lateral portion of the inferior rectus muscle during inferior oblique myectomy as the probable mechanism of inferior rectus injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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