Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2014 Dec 4;56(1):243-51. Epub 2014 Dec 4.
Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States.
Purpose: Z-myotomy is an extraocular muscle (EOM) weakening procedure in which two incisions are made from longitudinally-separated, opposite EOM margins for treatment of strabismus. We examined the in vitro biomechanics of Z-myotomy using tensile loading.
Methods: Fresh bovine rectus EOMs were reduced to 20 × 10 × 2-mm dimensions, and clamped in a microtensile load cell under physiological conditions. Read More