Iris injuries can be repaired with either iris suturing (pupilloplasty) or artificial iris prostheses (Morcher aniridic iris segments and Human Optics iris prostheses). Dr Andrew is proficient in both of these operations.
There are numerous surgical techniques for repairing iris defects and each has its specific advantages and considerations. Having detailed knowledge of each technique can improve patient outcomes.
Dr Andrew performs pupil cerclage iris suturing, partial pupil cerclage, and iris repair withinterrupted sutures. He performs the surgery with intraocular microinstruments and McAhmed suture knots, Seipser knots, and intraocular tying. The key to achieving the best possible result is a delicate touch and highly rehearsed technique.
Iris injuries can be very disabling due to the dramatic light sensitivity and cosmetic problems that they cause. Fortunately, the results of iris repair (pupilloplasty) in typically presenting patients have shown to be very effective.