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retraction syndrome

 

Definition: a retraction of the globe and pseudoptosis on attempted adduction; due to coinnervation of the horizontal recti. Sometimes there is an inability to abduct the affected eye (type 1), or adduct the affected eye (type 2), or both (type 3).

Synonym(s): Duane syndrome

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