April 8, 2012

Adjustable or Tied-Off Sutures in Strabismus Surgery?


Some strabismus surgeons operating for ocular misalignment leave their sutures long in order to be able to make postoperative adjustments. Other surgeons believe that patients achieve better results if their sutures are simply tied off in the original operation. In a study conducted by Jonathan Holmes, MD, and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, patients undergoing adjustable surgery had better outcomes overall than those undergoing tied-off surgery.



Medscape By Ron Zimmerman   4/8/12

Tags: Jonathan Holmes, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research, strabismus

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