Articles: PDF OnlyIntegrity of polydioxanone sutures: A case reportDeacon, Jim M.S.; Apple, David J. M.D.aAuthor Information The Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. aReprint requests to David J. Apple, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology, AB420, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: September 1986 - Volume 12 - Issue 5 - p 540-542 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(86)80137-7 Free Metrics Abstract Certain conditions have been found to hasten the breakdown of absorbable PDS™ (polydioxanone) sutures. It is important that surgeons handle the sutures carefully to avoid premature breakdown. © Williams & Wilkins 1986. All Rights Reserved.