Succinyldicholine-induced Return of the Eyes to the Basic Deviation: A Motion picture Study

Joel S. Mindel, Edward L. Raab, James B. Eisenkraft, Grete Teutsch

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Succinyldicholine 2 mg/kg body weight returned the eyes of 20 anesthetized subjects to the same basic horizontal position as when conscious. The distance between the two eyes, as measured from motion pictures, agreed when the patient was in the conscious state and succinyldicholine-stimulated unconscious state by 99 ± 10%. Since succinyldicholine has been shown by others to selectively produce a sustained contraction of en grappe muscle fibers, these muscle fibers are implicated as determinants of the basic ocular position and a cause of strabismus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1288-1295
Number of pages8
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


  • basic ocular deviation
  • succinyldicholine


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