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Jones BE, Weinberg DV. A Single-Suture Technique for Placement of the Ganciclovir Implant. Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(4):584–585. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.4.584
The ganciclovir implant is a surgically implanted sustained-release drug delivery system used for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis. The device is suspended in the vitreous cavity through a pars plana incision. Previous reports of the surgical procedure have described securing the implant on 1 suture, tied with an external knot. The ends of this suture were left long to avoid sharp ends eroding through the conjunctiva. The wound was then closed with 1 or more additional sutures, with the ends tied and cut short. We describe a technique whereby the wound is closed and the implant secured with a single running suture. The advantages of this technique include efficiency and elimination of exposed knots. We have observed no complications attributable to this technique.
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