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RUTSTEIN, ROBERT P. OD, MS, FAAO

Spasm of the Near Reflex Mimicking Deteriorating Accommodative Esotropia

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Abstract/Introduction

Purpose 

To describe a patient with accommodative esotropia who developed spasm of the near reflex.

 

Case report 

A 6-year-old girl with a history of successfully treated refractive, accommodative esotropia suddenly developed spasm of the near reflex after the death of a relative. The condition resolved after 2 months.


Conclusion/Results

Conclusion 

Spasm of the near reflex should be considered in children with accommodative esotropia who seem to deteriorate and become esotropic once again while wearing their hyperopic glasses.


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