Surgical Treatment of Strabism in the Czech Republic in 1998

Authors: M. Dostálek
Authors‘ workplace: Oční oddělení Nemocnice, Litomyšl, primář MUDr. Vladimír Liška
Published in: Čes. a slov. Oftal., , 2000, No. 2, p. 122-128


For the first time an anonymous survey by means of questionnaires on the scopeand surgical treatment of strabism was used in the Czech Republic in 1998.In 54 departments of the Czech Republic 3167 operations of strabism were made.80% of the operated patients were children under 15 years of age. The most frequentprimary surgical operation was modification of the strength of horizontal muscles.This surgical procedure was implemented in 81.7%. The ratio of primary operati-ons and re-operations in child patients was 10:1. The mean age of child patientsduring the primary operation of strabism was 4.3 years, on re-operation 7.2 years,the mean period of hospitalization during the primary operation was 4.4 days.Two surgical centres performed more than 20 operations per month. As a matterof routine a surgical microscope was used only by some departments which madeless than 5 operations of children suffering from strabism per month.In order to follow up national trends of surgery of strabism the authors will repeatsimilar investigations in future.

Key words:
surgery of strabism, national statistics, national survey

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