Sutureless technique for repair of traumatic iridodialysis.


A technique for repair of traumatic iridodialysis that avoids the need for iris sutures is described. Following a limbal peritomy, sclerostomy sites level with the iris base are created at each clock hour of the iridodialysis using a microvitreoretinal blade. Vitreoretinal forceps passed through these ports are used to incarcerate the peripheral iris. No suture material is used to secure the iris. The conjunctiva is closed with absorbable sutures. The technique is suitable for use in simple iridodialysis repair and in conjunction with intraocular procedures.


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@article{Richards2006SuturelessTF, title={Sutureless technique for repair of traumatic iridodialysis.}, author={Josephine C Richards and Christopher R. J. Kennedy}, journal={Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye}, year={2006}, volume={37 6}, pages={508-10} }