MAR 13, 2019
Backward Suture Technique for IOL Refixation
YO Video Competition
Cataract/Anterior Segment, IOLs and Implantation, Retina/Vitreous
In this surgical video, Drs. Shriji Patel and Rishabh Date demonstrate the backward suture technique, a novel maneuver to simplify refixation of an IOL. Reversing the grasp on the needle allows the surgeon to safely pass suture in the eye. In this case, the suture is threaded through the islet of a subluxed CZ70BD IOL, enabling successful refixation of the IOL while avoiding excessive manipulation and unnecessary lens explantation.
This video was the second-place winner in the 2019 YO Video Competition.
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