Optimum Duration of Monocular Occlusion Test in Intermittent Exotropia

W.M.Orouk, M.F.Farid and A.E.Ahmed"


Intermittent exotropia (IXT) is the most common form of divergent strabismus and reported to develop in about 1% of children by 7 years of age. The point of this clinical investigation was to decide the perfect and best span of the demonstrative impediment test. Techniques: This investigation included 100 patients with discontinuous exotropia (IXT) (52 guys and 48 females), their edge of exotropic deviation were estimated prior and then afterward (DOT) after a legitimate clinical assessment. Resuts and end: There was no adjustment in the arrangement of medical procedure previously, then after the fact (DOT) in 54 patients while careful plans changed in 46 patients. Careful plans were changed in 18 patients with 60 minutes (DOT), in 12 patients with 3-hours (DOT), in 12 patients with 6-hours (DOT), and in 4 patients with 24-hours (DOT). The careful plans of these 46 patients were adjusted in view of a change equivalent to or more than 10PD between various fixing times or an adjustment in the kind of (IXT).

Key words

Monocular, Occlusion test, Exotropia.