Almost one-fourth of sutured cataract wounds leak, study finds

SAN FRANCISCO — More than half of clear corneal incisions and almost one-quarter of sutured cataract wounds leaked when tested with calibrated reproducible force, according to a study presented here.“Even after stromal hydration, 60% of corneal wounds leaked when challenged,” John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, said in presenting the study he conducted with Samuel Masket, MD, during the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting.

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