Author(s): Furgason TG, Perkins TW. A “clothesline” suture technique for the repair of a conjunctival tear during trabeculectomy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1997 Sep;28(9):772-3.
Journal: Ophthalmic Surgery And Lasers, Volume 28, Issue 9, Sep 1997
This report describes a new technique for the intraoperative repair of a conjunctival tear during trabeculectomy. A single suture was used in a “clothesline” fashion to wall off the conjunctival defect from the aqueous flow, allowing the defect to scar closed. This technique will allow the surgeon to salvage a functioning bleb, thereby avoiding more radical surgical options.