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J AAPOS. 2001 Feb;5(1):48-9.

Thermal cautery as a treatment for conjunctival inclusion cyst after strabismus surgery.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.


Conjunctival cysts may be congenital or acquired. A common cause of acquired conjunctival inclusion cysts is the implantation of conjunctival epithelium after surgery or trauma. These cysts often form at the site of muscle reattachment after strabismus surgery. They may disappear spontaneously, but persistent cases often require surgical excision. We report a new technique using cauterization under slit-lamp visualization to treat conjunctival inclusion cysts that can form after strabismus surgery. This procedure is fast, effective, and well tolerated by patients.

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