Sutureless extraocular muscle biopsy technique

Tom Kornhauser, Ahed Imtirat, Jaime Levy, Erez Tsumi

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Purpose: To describe a simple and novel technique of obtaining an extraocular muscle (EOM) biopsy. Methods: Our sutureless method involves obtaining a full-thickness 3-mm EOM specimen using a disposable punch biopsy. results: The procedure was performed successfully, with no worsening of eye movement, muscle weakness, or cosmetic defects postoperatively. The acquired full-thickness specimen was sufficient for analysis. conclusions: This technique to obtain an EOM biopsy allows a straightforward sutureless method, providing an adequate sample for tissue scrutiny.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-616
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biopsy
  • Extraocular muscle
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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