Study finds clear corneal incisions may leak even after suturing

NEW ORLEANS — In a study of 176 eyes undergoing cataract surgery, 33% of the clear corneal incisions leaked when up to 1 oz. of force was applied, according to a poster presented here at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “We were interested in challenging the dogma that sutures are the best way to close a corneal wound,” co-author John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, told Ocular Surgery News in an interview. Hovanesian said that he developed the calibrated force gauge (CFG) with Michael B. Raizman, MD, and Samuel Masket, (Read more...)

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