Clinical Case Database / Category: Practical Procedure

Orthoptic assessment

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Dr Sonia Mall, Miss Asha Sharma
Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 10, p.40 (123Doc Education, London, November 2012)


A systematic method of examining patients with ocular motility disorders will be presented. This will be useful for all doctors including those in Ophthalmology training. We aim to outline an approach which will enable one to grasp the key pointers in the history, as well as ascertaining the relevant signs. A brief quiz has also been included to test your knowledge.

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Dr Sonia Mall

ST5 Ophthalmology Registrar
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8AL

Miss Asha Sharma

Deputy Head Orthoptist
Stoke Mandeville Hospital


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2. Rowe F. Orthoptic Investigative Procedures .Clinical Orthoptics. Blackwell Science LTD, 1997, p22-78.
4. Pane A. Burdon M. Miller NR. The Neuro-ophthalmology survival guide. Elsevier Mosby LTD 2006.


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