|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 625
Intravitreal intrusion of Ethibond suture
Arnav Panigrahi, Nawazish Shaikh
Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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|How to cite this article:|
Panigrahi A, Shaikh N. Intravitreal intrusion of Ethibond suture. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:625
A 60-year-old man who underwent surgery for retinal detachment (RD) in the left eye (LE) 10 years ago was evaluated for floaters in LE. Fundus evaluation revealed the presence of Ethibond suture loop (white arrow) around an intact encirclage indent and protruding into the vitreous cavity after eroding through the underlying retina, which was attached despite being atrophic [Figure 1]. Intraocular intrusion of suture material is a rare complication of scleral buckling and encirclage, often presenting decades after the primary surgery. Prophylactic laser posterior to the encirclage indent might be considered in cases with extensive chorioretinal scarring and atrophy, owing to a higher risk of re-detachment.
|Figure 1: Wide field fundus photograph showing a circumferential pre-equatorial encirclage indent with an ethibond suture|
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