Optometric therapy of divergence excess strabismus

Am J Optom Physiol Opt. 1980 Jan;57(1):7-14. doi: 10.1097/00006324-198001000-00002.


A review and analysis of the vision-training procedures were carried out over a period of 2 years at State University of New York (SUNY), University Optometric Center by 20 staff optometrists on 28 patients exhibiting divergence excess strabismus using models proposed by Flax and Greene. Training included motility, accommodative rock, fusion, antisuppression, and stereoscopic skills by a variety of techniques and devices. Patients who exhibited smaller pretraining angles of deviation, increased maturity, and greater motivation responded most successfully to treatment. The results achieved in this study compare favorably with those obtained by traditional orthoptic procedures.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Ocular
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Eye Movements
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orthoptics / methods*
  • Strabismus / therapy*