Anew technique of creating self-sealing pars plana sclerotomies is described. In a series of 50 consecutive vitrectomies, no complication was encountered related to this new technique. All of the 47 primary vitrectomy procedures performed had self-sealing sclerotomies that did not require suturing at the end of surgery. This type of wound construction allows for sutureless closure of sclerotomies with better control of intraoperative ocular pressure.
Chen JC. Sutureless Pars Plana Vitrectomy Through Self-sealing Sclerotomies. Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(10):1273-1275. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140473024