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Scleral Necrosis Secondary to Nonabsorbable Suture Following Ptosis Surgery.
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PMID:  23274808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a unique case of persistent scleral ulceration in a 68-year-old woman who developed eye redness, pain, and photophobia 2 days following external levator advancement with nonabsorbable suture. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed an area of scleral ulceration superonasal to the limbus. The patient was treated with 6 months of topical steroids with some improvement in her condition but without complete resolution. An exposed suture or foreign body was never directly visualized; however, a mobile nodule was noted upon palpation of the eyelid. Subsequent surgical eyelid exploration revealed a retained polypropylene suture, which was dissected free and removed. Postoperatively, the area of scleral ulceration resolved completely.
Authors:
Beeran Meghpara; Seongmu Lee; Michael T Yen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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