Suturing a tear of the anterior capsulorhexis

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Ophthalmology
Creator Mamalis, Nick; Kleinmann, Guy; Chew, Jesse; Apple, David J.
Other Author E.I. Assia
Title Suturing a tear of the anterior capsulorhexis
Date 2006
Description AIM: To describe a new technique of suturing a tear in the anterior capsulorhexis. METHODS: Continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) with lens removal was done in five fresh cadaver eyes. The diameter of the CCC was measured with a calliper. Using the same calliper a tear of the CCC was created while opening the calliper's arms. The distance between the calliper's arms needed to tear the CCC was documented. Using 9-0 Ethilon 9011, CS 160-6 sutures in two eyes, 9-0 Prolene, D-8229, CTC-6L sutures in two eyes, and 10-0 Prolene, 9090, CTC-6 suture in one eye, the tears were sutured. A tear in the CCC was created again in the same way as the first tear. The distance between the calliper's arms needed to tear the CCC was documented again. RESULTS: Suturing of the tear restored some of the strength/elasticity of the CCC. Better results were found while using the 9-0 Prolene, D-8229, CTC-6L sutures than with the two others sutures. CONCLUSIONS: Suturing of a broken CCC can restore at least some of the strength/elasticity of the CCC. This can be important before intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for the safety of the implantation or after the implantation to ensure proper fixation of the IOL.
Type Text
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Subject Continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis; intraocular lens implantation; tear
Subject MESH Capsulorhexis; Intraoperative Complications; Suture Techniques
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kleinmann G, Chew J, Apple DJ, Assia EI, Mamalis N. (2006). Suturing a tear of the anterior capsulorhexis. Br JOpthalmology
Rights Management © BMJ Publishing Group
Format Medium application/pdf
Identifier ir-main,12712
ARK ark:/87278/s6tq6k83
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 707557
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tq6k83
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