Identifying the ciliary sulcus for suturing a posterior chamber intraocular lens by transillumination.

Archives of ophthalmology

PubMedID: 8155042

Horiguchi M, Hirose H, Koura T, Satou M. Identifying the ciliary sulcus for suturing a posterior chamber intraocular lens by transillumination. Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(12):1693-5.
We describe herein a technique for locating the ciliary sulcus for suturing a posterior chamber intraocular lens. Transscleral illumination with a light-guide fiber placed underneath the iris reveals the ciliary sulcus as a bright area near the limbus, and it allows for a straight needle with 10-0 polypropylene fiber to be easily inserted through the sulcus after making two pairs of radial scleral incisions to fixate the 10-0 polypropylene fiber. We think that this procedure can minimize complications of suturing a posterior chamber intraocular lens and shorten the operation time.