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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Iris Suturing


  • Describe/Demonstrate iris repair techniques given various iris defects
    • Mydriasis
    • Sphincter tear
    • Iridodialysis
    • Coloboma


  • Henderson BA. Essentials of Cataract Surgery, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2014. (WW 260 E78 2014). isbn 978-1-61711-0672
    • Chapter 19: Sutured Intraocular Lenses. pgs: 193-199
      (UIHC Link)
  • Kim, Terry. Curbside Consultation in Cataract Surgery: 49 Clinical Questions, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2014
    • Question 14: I have a Cataract patient with a traumatic iris Defect and glare symptoms what should I do?


Iris Cerclage

Iris cerclage simulation
Watch on YouTube


Pupil cerclage technique
Watch on YouTube


Rivet CTS with pupil cerclage
Watch on YouTube


Sliding knot for mydriasis
Watch on YouTube


Agarwal Single pass, 4 throw pupilloplasty
Watch on YouTube


Traumatic cataract
Watch on YouTube


Traumatic cataract with iridodialysis
Watch on YouTube


Convert to ECCE and glued IOL
Watch on YouTube


Traumatic cataract and iridodialysis
Watch on YouTube


Traumatic cataract with iridodialysis and mydriasis
Watch on YouTube


Traumatic iridodialysis and cataract
Watch on YouTube


Coloboma cataract
Watch on YouTube


Interesting coloboma case
Watch on YouTube


27g cannula

MST duet micrograspers

9-0 prolene double arm CTC6L

Needle driver/angled tying forceps

Vannas scissors


Videos for simulation

Phillips: Iris cerclage simulation

Bionkio: see video at the bottom of the product information website

Simuleye: see videos at the bottom of the product website

Suggested citation format: Haugsdal J, Kitzmann A, Oetting TA. The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Laboratory. Updated Posting June 28, 2021. Originally Posted December 6, 2012. Available from

last updated: 07/01/2021