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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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The silicone oil started to drain passively upon opening the infusion line through the two superior sclerotomy sites.
While removing micro cannulae, moderate pressure was applied at each sclerotomy site with a cotton applicator and eye patched for 24 hours after installing topical antibiotic (Moxifloxacin) drops.
The infusion line was opened that prevented hypotony while making second and third sclerotomy ports.
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.
Oblique sclerotomy technique for prevention of incompetent wound closure in transconjunctival 25-gauge vitrectomy.
3] In 20 gauge pars plana vitrectomy astigmatic effect might have been induced by sclerotomy wound suturing.
Apart from cosmetic concerns, inspection of the sclerotomy for leakage at the end of the operation can be made difficult by the overlying blood.
In contrast to scleral tunnel incision, corneal incision does not interfere with sclerotomies, even if sclerotomy has to be enlarged.