Accession Number : AD0726223

Title :   Elements of the Peripheral Oculomotor Apparatus,

Corporate Author : SMITH-KETTLEWELL INST OF VISUAL SCIENCES SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Collins,Carter C. ; Scott,Alan B. ; O'Meara,David M.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : In awake patients the rectus muscles exert about 15 grams force on the globe. Stiffness of orbital tissues to rotation is nearly linear and is about 0.5 gm/degree. Stiffness of rectus musces to rotation is about 1.0 gm/degree, and is the same from 30 degrees of abduction to 30 degrees of adduction. These values can be separately determined. The balance between them should help predict the type and amount of surgery required to correct an imbalance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EYE, *MUSCLES), PHYSIOLOGY, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), PATHOLOGY, OPHTHALMOLOGY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE