- Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
- May/June 2012 - Volume 49 · Issue 3: 170-175
To evaluate the psychosocial problems associated with strabismus and the effects of corrective surgery in Chinese adolescents and adults with strabismus.
Psychosocial function was assessed by using a self-response questionnaire administered before and after corrective surgery. The self-response questionnaire was constructed based on previous studies and clinical experience of the authors.
Many of the 56 included patients had some psychosocial problems. Improvement in self-confidence, self-esteem, and relationships with friends was reported after surgery.
Chinese adolescents and adults with strabismus have low self-confidence and self-esteem, and experience difficulties in interacting in social situations. Corrective surgery improves psychosocial function.
From the School of Optometry and Ophthalmology and Eye Hospital (JX, XY, JC, HY, YW, FZ), and the Second Affiliate Hospital (YH), Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Address correspondence to Xinping Yu, MD, Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China 3235027. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: March 21, 2011
Accepted: August 31, 2011
Posted Online: September 27, 2011