Congenital iris coloboma repair using a modified McCannel suture technique

Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 May;135(5):730-2. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(02)02145-1.


Purpose: To report a repair of congenital iris coloboma using a modified McCannel suture technique.

Design: Interventional case report.

Methods: Retrospective intervention procedure.

Results: Postoperative repair resulted in restoration of pupil, anterior support of posterior chamber intraocular lens, and improved appearance.

Conclusions: The modified McCannel suture technique provides acceptable functional and cosmetic repair of congenital iris colobomas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coloboma / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iris / abnormalities*
  • Iris / surgery
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular
  • Lens, Crystalline / abnormalities
  • Polypropylenes
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Sutures
  • Visual Acuity


  • Polypropylenes