Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 6

Surge in Acute Acquired Comitant Esotropia During Covid Lockdown AIOC1

Leila Mohan*, Roohi Meleparambath and Shabeeba

Comtrust Charitable Eye Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: Leila Mohan, Comtrust Charitable Eye Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.

Received: April 12, 2022; Published: May 03, 2022


Acute Acquired Comitant Esotropia (AACE) is seen occasionally in practice. Three classes are described (Burian). Recently smartphone use has shown an increased incidence. Purpose :To show that during covid lockdown there is a surge in the incidence of AACE compared to similar period prior. Material and Methods: A comparative study of AACE from June2020 to August 2021 (group A) and June2018 to August 2019 (Group B) was done in Eye institute. All had cycloplegic refraction, fundus, PBCT and MRI. Those who came within 2months of onset had injection Botox and followed Results: There were 41 cases in A and 11cases in B. Mean age in Awas11.23years (3-26) in Gr. A and 17 years (6-20). Mean angle of deviation was 39prisms (18-70) in gr. A and 33pd (25-45). Mean refractive error in A was +2D (-3D-+4D) with only 1 (2.4%) myopic. In B, it was - 1D (-5D -+2D) with 4 (36%) being myopic. Only one in both groups had neurological findings in MRI Conclusion: Covid lockdown has increased digital media use and a surge in AACE.

Keywords: Acute Acquired Comitant Esotropia (AACE); Covid; Lockdown


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Citation: Leila Mohan., et al. “Surge in Acute Acquired Comitant Esotropia During Covid Lockdown AIOC1".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.6 (2022): 13-15.


Copyright: © 2022 Leila Mohan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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