Sutureless vitrectomy: techniques of self-sealing sclerotomies

Authors

  • Alvin KH Kwok Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
  • John C Chen Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

Different techniques of creating self-sealing pars plana sclerotomies are described. This type of wound construction has many advantages. Sudden change of intraocular pressure during operation is reduced, which in turn minimizes the ensuing complications like intraoperative bleeding, retinal and vitreous herniation. Operative time is reduced. Suture problems are avoided. Further modification of the techniques to prevent potential complications is discussed.

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Published

1997-12-01

How to Cite

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Kwok AK, Chen JC. Sutureless vitrectomy: techniques of self-sealing sclerotomies. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 1997Dec.1 [cited 2021Feb.27];1(3):125-8. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/189

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Surgical Technique