Surgical correction of strabismus in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome: case reports

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome is a rare and acquired autoimmune disorder. We describe two female patients with medial rectus paresis as the only ocular manifestation. After a unilateral medial rectus recession and lateral rectus resection procedure, both patients recovered normal adduction. To o...

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Publication Date:2009
Main Author: Krieger, Fernanda Teixeira
Other Authors: Goldchmit, Mauro [UNIFESP]
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: Consel Brasil Oftalmologia
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Online Access:http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42714
http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492009000100020
Citation:Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. Sao Paulo: Consel Brasil Oftalmologia, v. 72, n. 1, p. 99-102, 2009.
English abstract:Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome is a rare and acquired autoimmune disorder. We describe two female patients with medial rectus paresis as the only ocular manifestation. After a unilateral medial rectus recession and lateral rectus resection procedure, both patients recovered normal adduction. To our knowledge, this is the first report of surgery for extraocular muscle paresis in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.