Simplified use of suture fixation associated with lateral rectus myectomy in management of complete third nerve palsy

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2010 Aug 23;47 Online:e1-3. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20100818-07.


Different techniques have been used with varying success in third nerve palsy. Globe tethering technique is one treatment option. The authors describe a novel surgical technique in which permanent suture is used as a tethering agent associated with lateral rectus myectomy. Three patients underwent this technique. Horizontal alignment was satisfactory postoperatively.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Blepharoptosis / surgery*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Exotropia / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery*
  • Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / surgery*
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Visual Acuity