Bilateral inverse Duane's retraction syndrome--a case report

Indian J Ophthalmol. Oct-Dec 1991;39(4):183-5.


Duane's retraction syndrome is a well known congenital musculo-facial anomaly. Various explanations have been given for the aetiology of this syndrome. Inverse Duane's retraction syndrome is a condition with reverse clinical features. Abduction of the affected eye is possible to some extent and is accompanied by retraction of the eyeball, narrowing of the palpebral fissure and pseudoptosis. There may be some restriction of movement on adduction. The primary lesion is suspected to be in the medial rectus muscle. Frequently the muscle is found to be entrapped following trauma to the medial wall of the orbit. A case of bilateral inverse Duane's retraction syndrome and convergent squint along with left-sided perceptive deafness is reported. As is usually the case there was no structural abnormality or entrapment of the muscle from trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Deafness / complications
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome / complications*
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery
  • Strabismus / complications