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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2016, Article ID 2856128, 9 pages
Research Article

Acute Acquired Comitant Esotropia in Adults: Is It Neurologic or Not?

1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Received 7 September 2016; Accepted 24 October 2016

Academic Editor: Michael Kinori

Copyright © 2016 Kadriye Erkan Turan and Tulay Kansu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objectives. Acute acquired comitant esotropia (AACE) can be a diagnostic challenge for ophthalmologists and neurologists because of its association with neurological pathologies. Our study describes a series of adult patients with AACE of undetermined etiology. Methods. Data on the clinical findings of patients presented with AACE of undetermined etiology with a minimum follow-up of 1 year were retrieved from the medical records and the results analyzed. Results. A series of 9 esotropia cases (age range: 20–43 years) was reviewed. All patients had full duction and versions, without an A-pattern or V-pattern. All patients had esotropia for distance and near. Neurological evaluation in all cases was normal. Among patients, 3 were treated with prisms, 4 were treated with strabismus surgery, and 1 was treated with botulinum toxin injections; 1 patient declined treatment. In treated patients posttreatment sensory testing indicated restoration of binocularity that remained stable throughout follow-up of 1–9 years. The patient that declined treatment had binocular function with base-out prisms. Conclusion. Acute onset esotropia may be seen without a neurological pathology in adults. Good motor and sensory outcomes can be achieved in these patients with AACE of undetermined etiology via surgical and nonsurgical methods.