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sclerotomy

[sklə′räd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical incision of the sclera.
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Based on these observations, we decided to perform a novel way of securing sclerotomy sites with vicryl sutures that can be removed on the first post operative day at slit lamp.
Transconjunctival sutures were placed only in two eyes, in which leakage at the sclerotomy sites was observed.
The advantage of this approach is less surgical time and less chances of sclerotomy related complications such as retinal breaks and fibro vascular ingrowth, but the risk of corneal endothelial damage is a grave concern7.
The rate of post-vitrectomy vitreous hemorrhage has been reported to vary between 3.3% and 69.2%, the source of hemorrhage can be fibrovascular ingrowth at sclerotomy site or anterior hyaloid proliferations23, 24.
We included patients over 18 years of age and excluded patients with retinal redetachment, hypotonic eyes [intraocular pressure (IOP) <8 mmHg], or scleral thinning in the sclerotomy area prior to SOR.
(1) Conjunctiva is opened, three sclerotomy ports are made with MVR blade by a stab incision inferotemporally, superotemporally and superonasally.
A 90[degrees] peritomy was conducted in the temporal quadrant followed by a sclerotomy at ~1 mm behind the limbus with a 27-gauge needle.
Conventional pars plana technique of ROSO include conjunctival peritomy followed by 20 G sclerotomy that need closure with sutures and 3-4 weeks for that discomfort to recover.
Only 6.89% of the eyes required suturation of at least one sclerotomy site; recurrent retinal detachment was observed in 3 eyes.
The sclerotomy size in 23-gauge Transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (23GTSV) is 0.7mm and has a greater potential for causing surgically induced astigmatism than 25-gauge sclerotomy does (0.5 mm).
Silicon oil injection was required in 27G MIVS, the 27-gauge cannula at 10 O'clock was removed, and 25-gauge cannula was placed at the same sclerotomy site.