Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 1993  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--82

Releasable suture technique for trabeculectomy


Pushpa Jacob, Ravi Thomas, Anuradha Mahajan, Annie Mathai, Stephen C Gieser, Renu Raju 
 Schell Eye Hospital, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Ravi Thomas
Schell Eye Hospital, Vellore 632 001, Tamil Nadu
India

We studied the effect of the releasable suture technique on immediate postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP). Nine eyes of nine patients with glaucoma had trabeculectomy with a releasable suture. In the six eyes that did not receive antimitotics, the suture was released by the fifth postoperative day; in the others suture release was delayed up to the fourteenth day. Of the nine patients, one had an acceptable postoperative IOP and did not need suture release; in another the suture broke and could not be released. In the remaining seven patients, the difference between the pre-release and post-release IOP was statistically significant (p < 0.001). The complications of this technique include failed suture release, subconjunctival hematoma and a distinctive «DQ»windshield wiper«DQ» keratopathy.


How to cite this article:
Jacob P, Thomas R, Mahajan A, Mathai A, Gieser SC, Raju R. Releasable suture technique for trabeculectomy.Indian J Ophthalmol 1993;41:81-82


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Jacob P, Thomas R, Mahajan A, Mathai A, Gieser SC, Raju R. Releasable suture technique for trabeculectomy. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1993 [cited 2022 Jan 28 ];41:81-82
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