Journal article

Anterior synechiolysis after keratoplasty.

RB Vajpayee, K Taherian, SG Honavar, A Negi

Ophthalmic Surg | Published : 1995


Anterior synechiae that develop following keratoplasty may induce immunological graft rejection or graft failure. Current surgical techniques designed to remove the synechiae early on are quite cumbersome. We describe a simple technique of anterior synechiolysis, performed 1 to 4 weeks postoperatively, using a bent 26-gauge needle, that proved safe and effective in seven cases. The only complication was a hyphema in one case. None of the synechiae had recurred at the final follow up at 3 months.