Is the incidence of constant esotropia in childhood reducing?

Eye (Lond). 1995;9 ( Pt 6 Su):40-1.

Abstract

Episodes of strabismus surgery in the under-14 year age group in West Berkshire have reduced by 42%, from 22.7 to 13.2 per 10,000 population, between 1968 and 1985. Clinical audit of patterns of referral shows that the incidence of constant esotropia has reduced by 55%, from 28.3 to 12.8 per 10,000 population, between 1971 and 1991.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • England / epidemiology
  • Esotropia / epidemiology*
  • Esotropia / surgery
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Measles / complications
  • Medical Audit
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Socioeconomic Factors