By Marina Shanturova, MD
    Video Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Dr. Marina Shanturova demonstrates her modified version of the sewing machine technique to repair iridodialysis in phakic eyes. She begins by threading a needle and bending it to a 45-degree angle, which allows for easier manipulation in the anterior chamber. She makes a corneal incision on each side of the iridodialysis and creates suture loops, similar to the original sewing machine technique. Once complete, Dr. Shanturova removes the needle from the anterior chamber, threads the distal end of the suture through the loops, and finally ties the suture to the loops prior to burying the knots.