Corneoscleral Tear Repair

Repair of a corneoscleral tear involves treating the cornea, sclera (white part of the eye) and restoring the eyes’ original anatomy. For repairing the laceration, your surgeon will first evaluate the severity of damage, administer anesthesia and then if needed, suture the globe before exploring the wound. Your surgeon will suture the limbus (border of cornea and sclera), and perform procedures to treat the prolapsed iris or vitreous (gelatinous mass filling the space between the lens and back of the eye) if necessary. Your surgeon will then explore the scleral wound and repair the segments of scleral lacerations. The procedure is completed by injecting antibiotics into the vitreous, suturing the conjunctiva (scleral covering) and applying an eye patch.