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Title: Releasable suture technique for trabeculectomy.
Authors: Jacob, P
Thomas, R
Mahajan, A
Mathai, A
Gieser, S C
Raju, R
Issue Date: 1-Jul-1993
Citation: Jacob P, Thomas R, Mahajan A, Mathai A, Gieser SC, Raju R. Releasable suture technique for trabeculectomy. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 1993 Jul; 41(2): 81-2
Abstract: We studied the effect of the releasable suture technique on immediate postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP). Nine eyes of nine patients with glaucoma had trabeculectomy with a releasable suture. In the six eyes that did not receive antimitotics, the suture was released by the fifth postoperative day; in the others suture release was delayed up to the fourteenth day. Of the nine patients, one had an acceptable postoperative IOP and did not need suture release; in another the suture broke and could not be released. In the remaining seven patients, the difference between the pre-release and post-release IOP was statistically significant (p < 0.001). The complications of this technique include failed suture release, subconjunctival hematoma and a distinctive "windshield wiper" keratopathy.
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