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Suture-assisted punctoplasty.
Digit J Ophthalmol. 2017; 23(3):60-62.DJ

Abstract

Purpose

To describe a surgical technique in which a suture, instead of forceps, is used to improve access for the introduction of scissors and more easily achieve an appropriately-sized punctoplasty.

Materials and Methods

In this technique, a new modification of the 2-snip punctoplasty, a 6-0 polyglactin 910 suture is passed through the posterior wall of the punctum to apply traction. A video of the technique is provided.

Results

This technique improves the surgical field of view and eases access for introduction of Vannas scissors into the punctum to perform the punctoplasty.

Conclusions

This simple and practical modification of the 2-snip punctoplasty improves instrument access so that an appropriately-sized punctoplasty can be performed with ease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom.Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Video-Audio Media

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29162988

Citation

Sachdev, Amun, and Suresh R. Sagili. "Suture-assisted Punctoplasty." Digital Journal of Ophthalmology : DJO, vol. 23, no. 3, 2017, pp. 60-62.
Sachdev A, Sagili SR. Suture-assisted punctoplasty. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2017;23(3):60-62.
Sachdev, A., & Sagili, S. R. (2017). Suture-assisted punctoplasty. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology : DJO, 23(3), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.5693/djo.01.2017.01.001
Sachdev A, Sagili SR. Suture-assisted Punctoplasty. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2017;23(3):60-62. PubMed PMID: 29162988.
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