Patient Factors, Postop Diplopia Tied to Dissatisfaction After Strabismus Surgery

Source: Medscape

Postoperative diplopia, depressive symptoms, "distressed" personality type, and visually obtrusive facial anomalies are associated with failure of strabismus surgery to improve patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL), researchers say, according to a report in Medscape.

"It is important to include the patient’s perspective in evaluating the success or failure of any medical treatment," Dr. Jonathan Holmes of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Reuters Health.

"We previously developed the Adult Strabismus-20 (AS-20) HRQOL questionnaire (http://bit.ly/2kg3q5m) to specifically evaluate how strabismus affects a patient’s everyday life, both in the areas of functional vision and quality of life - specifically, how ocular misalignment affects their self-perception and interactions," he said by email.

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