Article published Dr Parth Shah Sydney ophthalmologist

New technique for eye muscle surgery

When a patient has an eye misalignment that has both horizontal and vertical components, complex and careful surgical planning is necessary. Transposition (offset) of horizontal eye muscles is commonly performed simultaneously with recession (weakening) or resection (strengthening). In this paper, we describe a novel surgical technique that combines horizontal rectus muscle plication with a vertical transposition.

Muscle plication has several benefits, including preservation of the blood supply (anterior ciliary arteries) and no risk of a lost muscle.

Ours is the first scientific paper demonstrating that muscle plication can be successfully combined with a transposition procedure to treat complex strabismus

Citation: Shah PR, Pihlblad MS. Transposition of plicated horizontal muscles [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 17]. J AAPOS. 2020;S1091-8531(20)30146-4. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2020.04.008

Link: https://www.jaapos.org/article/S1091-8531(20)30146-4/pdf 

Author Bio

Dr Parth Shah is a leading ophthalmologist in Canberra, specialising in eye muscle surgery. With extensive training and experience, he is renowned for his expertise in the field. Dr Shah is dedicated not only to performing successful surgeries but also to patient education. His compassionate approach, combined with technical proficiency, has earned him the trust and gratitude of countless patients. He is a true advocate for eye health and a trusted name in the Canberra ophthalmology community.