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December 1993

Identifying the Ciliary Sulcus for Suturing a Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens by Transillumination

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Nagoya (Japan) University School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(12):1693-1695. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090120117032

We describe herein a technique for locating the ciliary sulcus for suturing a posterior chamber intraocular lens. Transscleral illumination with a light-guide fiber placed underneath the iris reveals the ciliary sulcus as a bright area near the limbus, and it allows for a straight needle with 10-0 polypropylene fiber to be easily inserted through the sulcus after making two pairs of radial scleral incisions to fixate the 10-0 polypropylene fiber. We think that this procedure can minimize complications of suturing a posterior chamber intraocular lens and shorten the operation time.