A new, removable, sliding noose for adjustable-suture strabismus surgery

Emily K. Deschler, Kristina Irsch, Kristina L. Guyton, David L. Guyton

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Abstract

We describe a new removable sliding polyglactin 910 suture noose for postoperative suture adjustment following extraocular muscle surgery. No excess suture material remains after adjustment has been completed, helping to reduce discomfort, inflammation, and scarring. We have used this noose with the cul-de-sac conjunctival incision in approximately 360 patients over a period of 18 months. This report details how to fashion, use, and remove the noose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-527
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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