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8Removal of a full-thickness suture, however, indeed presents increased endophthalmitis risk. As the suture is cut and turned for removal, the part having previously been outside the eye may become intracameral. To prevent introduction of organisms into the AC, the eye has to be prepared with betadine (10% on the skin and 5% on the conjunctiva, applied for one minute) as if intraocular surgery were to be performed, and use of an eyelid speculum is also recommended.

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