Sealant safer than sutures after cataract surgery

BOSTON — A hydrogel sealant prevented wound leaks after cataract surgery, according to a study presented here. At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting, Terry Kim, MD, discussed results of a multicenter randomized pivotal trial to evaluate ReSure Sealant (Ocular Therapeutix). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the sealant in January. “ReSure Sealant demonstrated not only non-inferiority but superiority in prevention of fluid egress from these wounds that had demonstrated wound leak and had very few adverse events,” Kim said.