Peripunctal "anchor" suture for securing the silicone bicanalicular stent in the repair of canalicular lacerations

Ross S. Benger, Arie Y. Nemet*

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Abstract

We used punctal absorbable suture in 8 patients (8 eyes) for silicone stent stabilization in canalicular repair surgery to prevent the postoperative complication of "cheese-wiring." Postoperatively there was 1 case of cheese-wiring of the repaired canaliculus, and no other complication related to the bicanalicular stent. The pericanalicular "anchor" suture may reduce the incidence of cheese-wiring by silicone bicanalicular stents after repair of canalicular lacerations or resections for stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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