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Endophthalmitis Associated With Releasable Sutures-Reply

Endophthalmitis Associated With Releasable Sutures-Reply This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In reply Drs Cohen and Osher describe a useful technique to minimize complications associated with exposed removable sutures. When using this technique, a small epithelial defect results when the suture is removed, but this is usually of negligible consequence. Two additional problems that may be avoided by using this technique include retraction of the suture into the corneal stroma and movement of the free end under fornix-based conjunctival flaps; in both cases, the suture may become inaccessible for removal.Finally, the figure from Burchfield et al was included to illustrate the "windshield-wiper effect" and does not represent the patient described. We apologize for any confusion. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Endophthalmitis Associated With Releasable Sutures-Reply

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In reply Drs Cohen and Osher describe a useful technique to minimize complications associated with exposed removable sutures. When using this technique, a small epithelial defect results when the suture is removed, but this is usually of negligible consequence. Two additional problems that may be avoided by using this technique include retraction of...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150294032
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In reply Drs Cohen and Osher describe a useful technique to minimize complications associated with exposed removable sutures. When using this technique, a small epithelial defect results when the suture is removed, but this is usually of negligible consequence. Two additional problems that may be avoided by using this technique include retraction of the suture into the corneal stroma and movement of the free end under fornix-based conjunctival flaps; in both cases, the suture may become inaccessible for removal.Finally, the figure from Burchfield et al was included to illustrate the "windshield-wiper effect" and does not represent the patient described. We apologize for any confusion.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1997

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