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A Case of Duane’s Retraction Syndrome and Synergistic Convergence

Paula Freijah BHlthSc MOrth1,2
Amira Komen BHlthSc MOrth1
Catherine Lewis BAppSc(Orth)2
Konstandina Koklanis BOrth(Hons) PhD2

1 Discipline of Orthoptics, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Duane’s retraction syndrome (DRS) is a congenital eye movement disorder characterised by a limitation of horizontal gaze and narrowing of the palpebral fissure with globe retraction in adduction. Synergistic convergence, on the other hand, is a rare variant of DRS defined by simultaneous bilateral adduction on attempted lateral gaze. We report the case of an 11-year-old girl who presents with type III DRS of her right eye and synergistic convergence of her left eye

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