Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Intrusion of Dacron Sutures and A Recurrent Vitreous Hemorrhage: Rare Complication of Scleral Buckle

Jignesh Manshibhai Gala1Raja Narayanan2,3
1Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital
2Smt Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreoretinal Diseases, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
3Head of Clinical Research, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Raja Narayanan (MS, MBA)
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Road number 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034,Telangana, India
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Received: 03-MAY-2019 Accepted: 21-MAY-2019 Published Online: 21-JUN-2020

We present a case of intrusion of a Dacron suture 8 years after scleral buckling surgery. Though rare, scleral buckle has to be removed if it is associated with complications like intrusion or extrusion, infection, or anterior segment ischemia. In this report we highlight a case of intrusion of Dacron sutures and high buckle indent leading to retinal ischemia, neovascularization and recurrent vitreous hemorrhage. We managed this case by buckle removal but we could not remove the subretinal Dacron sutures.

Keywords :Dacron, scleral buckling surgery, intrusion, vitreous hemorrhage

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