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Article Type:          ORIGINALARTICLE
Article Title:          Unilateral Single Horizontal Muscle Surgery with Augmented Recession for the Treatment of Moderate Horizontal Squint
Author(s) Name:    Muhammad Luqman Ali Bahoo1, Shahid Aslam2, Muhammad Saeed1, M. Arshad Mahmood2, Nazeer Ahmad Aasi1
Objective:               To study the effects of unilateral single horizontal muscle surgery with augmented recession for the treatment of moderate horizontal squint.
Date:                        October- December

ABSTRACT
Objective: To study the effects of unilateral single horizontal muscle surgery with augmented recession for the treatment of moderate horizontal
squint. Methodology: The study was conducted at Department of Ophthalmology Azra Naheed Medical College, Superior University
Lahore & University College of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Lahore from January 2012 to June 2013. In this study 37 patients with
esotropia or exotropia less than 45 prism diopteres (20-45?) were included. Patients with paralytic or cicatricial squint or had surgery before were excluded from the study. Non-dominant single eye was operated of each patient. The rectus muscle to be recessed was dis-inserted from its insertion and after maximum recession and leaving an additional loop of a non-absorbable suture it was re-inserted. Results: Out of 37 patients 34 (94 %) patients achieved correction within 08?. All were corrected within 12? Conclusion: Augmented recession of unilateral single horizontal muscle is an effective way to treat horizontal squint with mild to moderate angle. Only non-dominant eye requires surgery
and it is more acceptable to the patient because the risk of multiple muscle surgeries is avoided. Keywords: Esotropia, Augmented recession, Non-dominate eye.