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Brown syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Superior Oblique Tendon Sheath syndrome
  • Tendon Sheath Adherence, Superior Oblique
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Brown syndrome is an eye disorder characterized by abnormalities in the eye's ability to move. Specifically, the ability to look up and in is affected by a problem in the superior oblique muscle/tendon. The condition may be present at birth (congenital) or it may develop following surgery or as a result of inflammation or a problem with development. Some cases are constant while other are intermittent. Treatment depends upon the cause and severity of the movement disorder. Options include close observation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen, corticosteroids, and surgery.[1]
Last updated: 12/5/2011


  1. Brown Syndrome. American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Home. Accessed 12/5/2011.
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