APR 01, 2020
AAO 2019 Video Program
Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus, Strabismus
This video introduces the Lone Star Technique for strabismus surgery. Traditional strabismus surgery requires a surgical assistant and is unnecessarily complex. In contrast, the Lone Star Technique can be done solo, while at the same time increasing both safety and efficiency. The Lone Star Technique utilizes five key differences that distinguish it from traditional strabismus surgery: (1) minimal to no dependence on a surgical assistant, (2) early use of the Wright grooved hook, (3) a unique method for efficiently dissecting the intermuscular septum and muscle capsule, (4) a no-fuss hang-back method for muscle recession and (5) risk-reduction techniques that are especially useful with learners.