The reversed fixation test: A diagnostic test for dissociated horizontal deviation

Michael C. Brodsky, Michael H. Gräf, Guntram Kommerell

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Abstract

Background: Dissociated horizontal deviation is one of several conditions that manifest unequal horizontal deviations depending on which of the 2 eyes is fixating. Purpose: To describe the reversed fixation test as an essential tool to establish the diagnosis of dissociated horizontal deviation. Methods: Analysis of 4 case scenarios depicting the utility of the reversed fixation test. Results: The reversed fixation test distinguishes dissociated horizontal deviation from an unequal exodeviation of the 2 eyes resulting from postoperative slippage or weakness of a horizontal rectus muscle. Conclusion: The reversed fixation test is necessary to establish the diagnosis of dissociated horizontal deviation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1083-1087
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume123
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

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  • Ophthalmology

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