Chapter 7

Suture Materials in Vitreoretinal Surgery

Indication / Tissue

Material

Conjunctiva

7-0 or 8-0 Vicryl, 6-0 plain gut

Sclera

Sclerostomies

7-0 Vicryl

Scleral Tunnel

10-0 Nylon

Scleral Rupture

8-0 Nylon, 7-0 Vicryl

Cornea

10-0 Nylon, 9-0 Nylon if limbal

Iris

10-0 Prolene

IOL Fixation

10-0 Prolene
9-0 Prolene (off label)
Gore-Tex CV-8 (off label)
5-0 or 6-0 flanged Prolene (off-label) (5-0 with 27G cannula, 6-0 with 30G cannula)

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