Corneal autograft patches for covering exposed transscleral sutures

Tova Lifshitz, Ariel Wender, Ruth Lapid-Gortzak

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This article details the authors' experience with a relatively unknown technique for covering exposed ends of transscleral sutures. During combined transscleral suturing of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL) with a penetrating keratoplasty, buttons from the excised recipient cornea are sutured with 10-0 nylon over the protruding suture ends. This technique has been used successfully in four cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-427
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 1997


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