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Is there any procedure to repair a torn iris?

In some cases, it is possible to sew up a torn iris under an operating microscope using a very fine suture material ( i.e., thread.). However, in many cases it is not advisable because the repair procedure may damage the cornea and/or the lens of the eye. An Eye M.D. can make the evaluation of the iris tear by using a slit lamp biomicroscope in his/her office.

Answered by: Lee Duffner, MD Dr. Lee Duffner

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Nov 11, 2013