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scle·rot·o·my

 (sklə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. scle·rot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the sclera.
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sclerotomy

(sklɪəˈrɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the sclera
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Noun1.sclerotomy - surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
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Eckardt C9 started with the 23-gauge TSV in 2005 which was based on the same surgical pr incipals as 2 5-gauge.8 In comparison with traditional 20-gauge vitrectomy surgery the 23-gauge technique has small incisions and self-sealing sclerotomy ports.
This increase may be attributed to sclerotomy size (1.7mm), scleral cautery and suturing at entry point5.
One of the most common complications noted in immediate post operative period of 23G vitrectomy is hypotony.5 This especially happens when partially competent sclerotomy sites are left suturesless after completion of vitrectomy.
Standard triple sclerotomy followed by standard phacoemulsification surgery, intraocular lens implantation, and vitrectomy were performed for patients with nuclear sclerosis; standard triple sclerotomy and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) was performed in patients without cataract.
For example, the general surgical procedure of Argus II array implantation was to perform a 3-port pars plana vitrectomy, followed by array insertion through a 5.2 mm sclerotomy and retinal tack fixation [16].
A standard 23-gauge three-port sclerotomy was performed.
With the tailing haptic fixated at the scleral incision, the leading haptic is grasped at the tip with a 25-gauge end-gripping forceps (Alcon Laboratories, Fort Worth, Texas, USA) and pulled out through the sclerotomy. The haptic is then tucked into the scleral pocket.
Due to overhealing of the subconjunctival space at the bleb and sclerotomy sites, the failure rate of this surgery can reach 15%-30% [4, 5].
However, neither our patient who had 2 general anesthesia for both eyes surgeries nor a 22-year-old pregnant woman that had a sclerotomy operation at 32 weeks of gestation under general anesthesia experienced complications and both gave birth to normal babies.
[13] state that in deep sclerotomy, the adjunctive implant is priced at approximately [pounds sterling]120.
The foreign body forceps designed to pass through the 20G or 19G sclerotomy sites is unable to grasp large IOFBs, such as pellets or large glass particles.