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Scleral fixation underneath an intact conjunctiva.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23446020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: To describe a technique for the fixation of intraocular lenses or capsular tension rings through the ciliary sulcus or pars plana.
METHODS: This alternative technique allows burial of the knot and the free suture ends within the sclera, without using a scleral flap or pocket or even a conjunctival opening.
RESULTS: No suture exposure has occurred with the use of the suture burial technique in approximately 25 eyes in 4 years. Additional benefits include less patient discomfort and an improved anatomic and cosmetic outcome starting from the first postoperative day.
CONCLUSIONS: This technique causes minimal tissue damage and scarring with almost no postoperative discomfort.
Authors:
Arif Koytak; Esin Sogutlu Sari; Muhammed Altinisik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1081-597X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505927     Medline TA:  J Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2013, SLACK Incorporated.
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