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Cataract surgery and methods of wound closure: a review

Authors Matossian C, Makari S, Potvin R

Received 26 February 2015

Accepted for publication 26 March 2015

Published 22 May 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 921—928

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S83552

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Video abstract presented by Cynthia Matossian

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Cynthia Matossian,1 Sarah Makari,2 Richard Potvin2

1Matossian Eye Associates, Pennington, NJ, 2Science in Vision, Akron, NY, USA

Abstract: Clear corneal incisions are routinely used in cataract surgery, but watertight wound closure may not always be achieved, which can increase the risk for anterior chamber fluid egress or ocular surface fluid ingress. A new US Food and Drug Administration-approved ocular sealant appears to have good efficacy in sealing clear corneal incisions; its use may be indicated when wound integrity is in question.

Keywords: clear corneal incisions, wound closure, sealant, suture, stromal hydration, cataract surgery

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