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March 1978

Epithelialization of the Anterior Chamber After Transcorneal (McCannel) Suture

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr Abbott is now with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(3):482-484. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050258013

• A 35-year-old woman developed epithelialization of the anterior chamber with secondary glaucoma, following the use of a transcorneal (McCannel-type) suture to repair a traumatic iridodialysis. Clinical photographs and histologic documentation illustrate the potential for this serious complication from this surgical technique.