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Ophthalmic Surg. 1991 Oct;22(10):609-10.

Sclera-directed knot technique for securing an encircling band in retinal surgery.

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Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Abstract

The protruding ends of sutures used to secure the ends of the silicone rubber band placed during many retinal surgical procedures may cause postsurgical irritation, since with presently used suturing techniques, the knot of the suture remains on top of the band, facing the conjunctiva. We describe a suturing technique which, by inverting the band when suturing its ends and then allowing the band to return to its original position, places the knot on the undersurface of the band, against the sclera. Thus, no protruding suture ends are left facing the conjunctiva and the irritation resulting from such a protrusion is averted.

PMID:
1961620
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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