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|Title:||Releasable suture technique for trabeculectomy.|
Gieser, S C
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Ophthalmology|
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