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Needle-Assisted Scleral Fixation Suture Technique for Relocating Posteriorly Dislocated Intraocular Lenses

Needle-Assisted Scleral Fixation Suture Technique for Relocating Posteriorly Dislocated... Abstract Smiddy and Flynn,1 in their fine article in the February 1993 issue of the Archives, described their needle-assisted scleral fixation suture technique for relocating posteriorly dislocated intraocular lenses.1 Their technique represents another way to relocate and fixate posteriorly dislocated intraocular lenses. I would like to point out that the straight needle that has a hole in the bevel was first devised by C. William Simco, MD (Simco suture needle, EO 558-SN, Storz Instrument Co, St Louis, Mo) for iris suture fixation2,3 and that maneuvers described by Smiddy and Flynn,1 as well as by Murray and Abrams,4 can be performed using a short, 27-gauge needle with 10-0 propylene suture prethreaded through its lumen when the special needle with the hole in the bevel is not available. References 1. Smiddy WE, Flynn Jr HW. Needle-assisted scleral fixation suture technique for relocating posteriorly dislocated IOLs . Arch Ophthalmol . 1993;111:161-162.Crossref 2. Shin DH. Repair of sector iris coloboma: closed chamber technique . Arch Ophthalmol . 1982;100:460-461.Crossref 3. Shin DH. A new self-sealing needle for iris suture fixation . Arch Ophthalmol . 1991;109:15.Crossref 4. Murray TG, Abrams GW. A new self-sealing needle for iris suture fixation . Arch Ophthalmol . 1990;108:746-747.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Needle-Assisted Scleral Fixation Suture Technique for Relocating Posteriorly Dislocated Intraocular Lenses

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 112 (4) – Apr 1, 1994

Needle-Assisted Scleral Fixation Suture Technique for Relocating Posteriorly Dislocated Intraocular Lenses

Abstract

Abstract Smiddy and Flynn,1 in their fine article in the February 1993 issue of the Archives, described their needle-assisted scleral fixation suture technique for relocating posteriorly dislocated intraocular lenses.1 Their technique represents another way to relocate and fixate posteriorly dislocated intraocular lenses. I would like to point out that the straight needle that has a hole in the bevel was first devised by C. William Simco, MD (Simco suture needle, EO 558-SN, Storz Instrument...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1994.01090160022007
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Abstract

Abstract Smiddy and Flynn,1 in their fine article in the February 1993 issue of the Archives, described their needle-assisted scleral fixation suture technique for relocating posteriorly dislocated intraocular lenses.1 Their technique represents another way to relocate and fixate posteriorly dislocated intraocular lenses. I would like to point out that the straight needle that has a hole in the bevel was first devised by C. William Simco, MD (Simco suture needle, EO 558-SN, Storz Instrument Co, St Louis, Mo) for iris suture fixation2,3 and that maneuvers described by Smiddy and Flynn,1 as well as by Murray and Abrams,4 can be performed using a short, 27-gauge needle with 10-0 propylene suture prethreaded through its lumen when the special needle with the hole in the bevel is not available. References 1. Smiddy WE, Flynn Jr HW. Needle-assisted scleral fixation suture technique for relocating posteriorly dislocated IOLs . Arch Ophthalmol . 1993;111:161-162.Crossref 2. Shin DH. Repair of sector iris coloboma: closed chamber technique . Arch Ophthalmol . 1982;100:460-461.Crossref 3. Shin DH. A new self-sealing needle for iris suture fixation . Arch Ophthalmol . 1991;109:15.Crossref 4. Murray TG, Abrams GW. A new self-sealing needle for iris suture fixation . Arch Ophthalmol . 1990;108:746-747.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1994

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