2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part I: Strabismus
Chapter 14: Surgery of the Extraocular Muscles
Complications of Strabismus Surgery
Iatrogenic Brown Syndrome
Iatrogenic Brown syndrome can result from superior oblique muscle tightening procedures. Taking care to avoid excessive tightening of the tendon when these procedures are performed minimizes the risk of this complication. A tuck can sometimes be reversed if reoperation is undertaken soon after the original surgery. Observation is also an option, as superior oblique tucks tend to loosen with time (see Chapter 12).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.