International Ophthalmology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 331–335 | Cite as

Iridodialysis repair: stroke and dock technique

Case Report


Iridodialysis needs to be repaired if it is symptomatic. We describe a new bimanual technique for repair of iridodialysis where a bent 26 gauge (G) needle is used to lift the peripheral iris first. The bevel of the needle then acts as a platform for the 9-0 prolene suture with a straight needle to enable unfolding of the curled up iris by stroking before finally docking the suture needle into the bevel of the 26 G needle. This technique ensures precise scleral fixation.


Iridodialysis repair 26 gauge needle Scleral fixation 


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Supplementary material

Video Bimanual technique of ‘stroke and dock’ iridodialysis repair (WMV 15912 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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