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October 1949

SUSPENSION OF UPPER LID DURING INTRAOCULAR OPERATIONS

Author Affiliations

READING, PA.
From the Department of Ophthalmology, St. Joseph's Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(4):461-462. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050469012

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Abstract

IT HAS been found convenient and satisfactory to dispense with speculum and retractors for intraocular operations, particularly during the critical stages. In their stead an upper lid suture is used, which is described here.

UPPER LID SUTURE 

Suture Material.  —The suture is twisted 0000 black silk with atraumatic needle, 18 inches (45.7 cm.) long.

Placing of Suture.  —The needle is introduced through the thickness of the skin of the upper lid 8 mm. to one side of the center of the lid margin, immediately above and as close to the cilia as possible. It is passed toward the midline and emerges 5 mm. from the point of entrance immediately above and as close to the cilia as possible. It is pulled through, leaving an end about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long. It is now reintro- duced 6 mm. from the point of exit, again immediately above and as close to

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