ADJUSTABLE SUTURES

Strabismus surgery is associated with a high rate of re-operation.  Adjustable sutures have the advantage of allowing the surgeon to readjust the position of the eye during the post-operative period, reducing the need for a re-operation.  Adjustable sutures have long been a standard technique used in adults to increase the success rate of strabismus surgery.  The surgeons at University Children’s Eye Center are one of the pioneers of modifying the adjustable suture technique so that it can be used also in children.  Large multi-center studies have shown a significant increased success rate of strabismus surgery in children when performed with adjustable sutures.  

To learn more about our innovative adjustable sutures technique, please read the articles below as published in leading pediatric ophthalmic journals:

Exotropia with adjustable sutures

Esotropia with adjustable sutures

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