Why is squint surgery in children in decline?

  title={Why is squint surgery in children in decline?},
  author={Caroline J Macewen and H S Chakrabarti},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={88 4},
BACKGROUND /aims: Paediatric squint surgery appears to be declining. This study aims to identify if this is so and, if so, why. METHODS Retrospective review of (1) episodes of paediatric squint surgery in Scotland and Tayside, 1986-2001, (2) presentations to orthoptists (Tayside) during 1986 and 1996. RESULTS (1) Overall, a 58% fall in surgery in Scotland and 59% in Tayside. For esotropia, a reduction of 63% (Scotland) and 69% (Tayside). (2) Incidence of esotropia was unchanged; surgery for… CONTINUE READING

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