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Trabeculectomy flap suture lysis with endolaser probe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3306543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Enhancing filtration after trabeculectomy with scleral flap sometimes requires cutting of the nylon suture. A new use of the endolaser probe to cut the nylon suture through hemorrhagic and edematous conjunctiva and Tenon's capsule is described. The probe compresses the tissue so that it is close to the suture for delivery of the laser energy. This application of the endolaser probe as an "ecto-laser" succeeded in enhancing filtration, raising the conjunctival bleb, and lowering intraocular pressure.
S M Salamon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0022-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-01     Completed Date:  1987-10-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241035     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Laser Therapy*
Suture Techniques / instrumentation*
Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*

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