Suture burial technique in scleral fixation


Baykara M.

JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY, vol.30, no.5, pp.957-959, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2003.09.048
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.957-959

Abstract

The end of a scleral fixation suture may erode through the conjunctiva and become exposed. To avoid this, a scleral flap, autologous cornea, dura mater, or fascia lata patches have been used to cover the ends, and rotation of the knot into the tissue has been reported. An alternative technique to bury the end of the suture is described.