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October 1986

Technique for Trouble-Free Removal of Pars Plana Infusion Cannulas

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(10):1550. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220144043

• We describe a simple procedure that facilitates the removal of a pars plana cannula. A 2-cm 4-0 black silk suture is passed under the double-throw knot, which secures the infusion cannula. When the ends of the silk suture are pulled, the double-throw knot opens easily, allowing the cannula to be removed.

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