The effect of solutions commonly used in strabismus surgery were evaluated on 6-0 polyglactin suture tensile strength. The method involved a simple dead load test. Specimens of 6-0 suture were loaded in tension until breakage. This was repeated on 10 samples. The test was then repeated after soaking in solution for 30 minutes in normal saline, 5% povidone-iodine solution and 0.5% chlor solution. There was no significant difference between groups. The authors concluded there was no change in tensile strength of 6-0 polyglactin suture after immersion in various solutions.