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sclerotomy

 [sklĕ-rot´ah-me]
incision of the sclera.
anterior sclerotomy the opening of the anterior chamber of the eye, chiefly done for the relief of glaucoma.
posterior sclerotomy an opening made into the vitreous through the sclera, as for correction of detachment of the retina or the removal of a foreign body.

scle·rot·o·my

(sklē-rot'ŏ-mē),
An incision through the sclera.
[sclero- + G. tomē, incision]

sclerotomy

/scle·rot·o·my/ (sklĕ-rot´ah-me) incision of the sclera.

sclerotomy

(sklə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. scleroto·mies
Surgical incision of the sclera.

scle·rot·o·my

(sklĕr-ot'ŏ-mē)
An incision through the sclera.
[sclero- + G. tomē, incision]

sclerotomy

An incision into, or through, the sclera.

sclerotomy 

Surgical incision of the sclera. It may be performed to extract an intraocular cyst, or to drain a choroidal haemorrhage.

sclerotomy

incision of the sclera.

anterior sclerotomy
the opening of the anterior chamber of the eye, chiefly done for the relief of glaucoma.
posterior sclerotomy
an opening made into the vitreous through the sclera, as for detachment of the retina or the removal of a foreign body.
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14,15 To minimize this risk, an oblique incision is used to create the transconjunctival sclerotomies, and if a leaky wound is found, transconjunctival sutures are used to close the sclerotomy.