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Iris stromal imbrication oversewing for pigment epithelial defects
  1. Michael E Snyder,
  2. Mauricio A Perez
  1. Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael E Snyder, Cincinnati Eye Institute, 1945 CEI Drive, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, OH 45242, USA; msnyder{at}


We present a novel iris repair technique for the management of iris transillumination defects secondary to iris pigment epithelium (IPE) loss, which includes iris oversewing over the defect through partial iris stromal bites with 10-0 polypropylene. This technique provides a healthy layer of iris covering the transillumination defect without the creation of new defects on the contiguous IPE.

  • Iris
  • Trauma
  • Pupil

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