Use of a silicone sheet for delayed adjustable strabismus surgery

Ophthalmic Surg. 1993 Jul;24(7):486-8.


Adjustable strabismus surgery sometimes fails because of changes in the angle of deviation developing a few days after surgery. A thin silicone sheet placed between the muscle and sclera prevents postoperative adhesions between these tissues, allowing adjustment to be delayed for up to 11 days after surgery. Once the final adjustment is made, the silicone sheet is removed.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery
  • Sclera / surgery
  • Silicone Elastomers*
  • Strabismus / surgery*
  • Suture Techniques*


  • Silicone Elastomers