Modified ab externo method for introducing 2 polypropylene loops for scleral suture fixation of intraocular lenses.

@article{Seki2013ModifiedAE,
  title={Modified ab externo method for introducing 2 polypropylene loops for scleral suture fixation of intraocular lenses.},
  author={Masaaki Seki and Susumu Yamamoto and Haruki Abe and Takeo Fukuchi},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={1291-6}
}
We describe a method that enables the introduction of 2 suture loops for scleral fixation of an intraocular lens (IOL) by a single ab externo procedure. A long needle carrying a polypropylene suture loop is inserted through the scleral fixation site and docked with a hollow needle inserted through the opposite fixation site. The hollow needle pulls the suture needle out, but the suture loop end is left external. Another polypropylene suture loop is placed through the first loop. As the first… CONTINUE READING