A stay (pull-over) suture is a temporary suture that is attached to the sclera at the limbus or under a rectus muscle insertion, brought out through the eyelids, and secured to periocular skin over a bolster to fix the eye in a selected position during postoperative healing. Some surgeons believe that this technique is particularly useful in cases with severely restricted ocular rotations. Its disadvantages are that patients experience some discomfort and that the limbal attachment of the stay suture tends to be lost before the desired interval of 10–14 days after placement.
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