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Rates of squint surgery drop dramatically in England
Rates of squint surgery drop dramatically in England

(April 11, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Oxford - Rates of strabismus surgery have fallen significantly in England over the past 50 years, according to a report published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Researchers reviewed data on squint surgery on children under the age of 15 in England from 1968 to 2010. During the study period, there were nearly 520,000 children admitted for corrective surgery. Annual admission rates droped from 188 per 100,000 people under 15 years old in 1968 to 64 per 100,000 in 2010. However, researchers also found a 5-fold difference between the areas in England with the highest rates and those with the lowest rates--a discrepancy that researchers cannot explain.

 
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