ADVERSE REACTIONS TO PLAIN GUT, POLYGLYCOLIC ACID, AND POLYGLACTIN 910 SUTURES FOR SCLEROTOMY CLOSURE AT PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY

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Abstract

Purpose:

To evaluate the rates of adverse reactions to suture materials and compare the rates for plain gut, polyglycolic acid, and polyglactin 910.

Methods:

Postoperative adverse suture reaction rates were compared using Fisher exact test. One hundred and forty-six patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy were included in this study.

Results:

Adverse suture reaction rates were 2% (1/48) for plain gut, 30% (6/20) for polyglycolic acid, and 12% (11/78) for polyglactin 910.

Conclusion:

Plain gut suture was associated with fewer adverse suture reactions when compared with polyglycolic acid and polyglactin 910 and seems to be suitable for sclerotomy closure.

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