Pseudo-Duane's retraction syndrome

Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1976;74:122-32.


Five patients presented with signs that were similar to but opposite from Duane's retraction syndrome. Most had a history of orbital trauma. On attempted abduction a narrowing of the palpebral fissure and retraction of the globe was observed. Diplopia with lateral gaze was present. Roentgenograms (polytomograms) showed involvement of the medial orbital wall. Forced ductuin tests were positive. Surgical repair of the fracture and release of the entrapped muscle as determined by forced duction tests and by postoperative motility led to successful results.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Child
  • Constriction, Pathologic / complications
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Ethmoid Bone / injuries
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Oculomotor Muscles*
  • Ophthalmoplegia / diagnosis*
  • Orbit / injuries
  • Orbital Neoplasms / complications
  • Skull Fractures / complications
  • Syndrome