Sutureless vitrectomy patients safe from contamination at 15 days postop

Patients who undergo 23-gauge sutureless vitrectomy should be safe from intraocular contamination at 15 days after surgery, according to a study. The prospective, observational case series included 34 eyes of 34 patients; the eyes had 102 sclerotomy-related conjunctival wounds. The wounds were examined with a slit lamp using cobalt blue light with fluorescein dye staining at days 1, 4, 8 and 15 postoperatively. Patients were observed for evidence of wound leakage, hemorrhage, endophthalmitis and other factors.

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