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October 1996

Sutureless Pars Plana Vitrectomy Through Self-sealing Sclerotomies

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. The author has no proprietary interest in either the products or methods used and described in this article.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(10):1273-1275. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140473024

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.

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