Intermittent exotropia

Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2001 Sep;14(3):399-406. doi: 10.1016/s0896-1549(05)70237-6.


The ideal approach to the management of intermittent exotropia remains unclear. Well designed, prospective studies are limited. Furthermore, the criteria for success vary among health care professionals. Long-term outcomes of surgical intervention are not known, and the role of non-surgical treatment modalities has not been agreed upon. A multicenter study comparing surgical and nonsurgical treatment method has been proposed. If carried out, a study of this nature would greatly benefit many individuals affected by this common condition. Until then, intermittent exotropia will continue to be one of the most difficult problems to treat.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Exotropia* / complications
  • Exotropia* / diagnosis
  • Exotropia* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant