Sutureless extraocular muscle biopsy technique



To describe a simple and novel technique of obtaining an extraocular muscle (EOM) biopsy.


Our sutureless method involves obtaining a full-thickness 3-mm EOM specimen using a disposable punch biopsy.


The procedure was performed successfully, with no worsening of eye movement, muscle weakness, or cosmetic defects postoperatively. The acquired full-thickness specimen was sufficient for analysis.


This technique to obtain an EOM biopsy allows a straightforward sutureless method, providing an adequate sample for tissue scrutiny.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(5): 614 - 616




Tom Kornhauser, Ahed Imtirat, Jaime Levy, Erez Tsumi

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Conflict of interest: None of the authors has conflict of interest with this submission.

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  • Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva - Israel

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