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Surgery & Complications
Tight sutures after penetrating keratoplasty

  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms: usually asymptomatic.
    • Tight sutures in one or multiple areas immediately after penetrating keratoplasty is not an uncommon finding.
    • Although they may induce irregular astigmatism, the corneal curvature will change over time during the healing process.
  • Management:
    • Suture replacement is very rarely if at all never been indicated.
    • Routine follow up and careful graft evaluation is the mainstay of management.

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