Spasm of the near reflex mimicking deteriorating accommodative esotropia

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  • 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: 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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  • Rutstein RP
  • Start Page

  • 344
  • End Page

  • 346
  • Volume

  • 77
  • Issue

  • 7