Endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in eyes with small pupils managed by sector iridectomy and polypropylene suture closure

Ingrid Scott, Jr Flynn

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Two patients with small pupils developed endophthalmitis following cataract surgery during which the small pupils were managed by sector iridectomy and closed with a polypropylene suture. Prior studies have reported that implantation of intraocular lenses (IOLs) with haptics made of polypropylene is associated with a higher risk of postoperative endophthalmitis than the use of IOLs with polymethylmethacrylate haptics. Endophthalmitis in the two patients reported herein was managed successfully without removal of the polypropylene suture; vision returned to 20/60 in one patient and 20/30 in the other patient. Iris retractors may represent a faster and safer alternative management option for small pupils than sector iridectomy closed with a polypropylene suture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-486
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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