Report of a 10-0 polypropylene suture that did not undergo biodegradation after 13 years in the eye

Michael Coleman, Uri Soiberman, Walter J. Stark

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Abstract

We report the case of a 70-year-old man who underwent surgery to fixate a subluxated intraocular lens. A 10-0 polypropylene suture that had been placed 13 years prior was retrieved intraoperatively and subsequently imaged using electron microscopy. The suture showed no clinically significant signs of biodegradation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-67
Number of pages2
JournalDigital journal of ophthalmology : DJO
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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