Botox May Improve Strabismus Surgery Success

May 14, 2018
In two companion studies—“The Effect of Botulinum Toxin Augmentation on Strabismus Surgery for Large-Angle Infantile Esotropia” and “Long-term Surgical Outcomes for Large-angle Infantile Esotropia”—just published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) ophthalmologists Ankoor Shah, MD, PhD, David Hunter, MD, PhD, and colleagues in Boston collaborated with doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to provide new evidence that Botox can improve strabismus surgery success in children who have a very large angle of misalignment. Their study also includes a dosing table that will help surgeons around the world adopt the technique. This work further extends the extensive publications and experience that the BCH team has developed using Botox to improve outcomes in patients with various forms of strabismus.