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From the Archives of the Archives
August 2000

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(8):1063. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.8.1063

Dr. C.H. Williams, of Boston, said that it seems rational where a cut is made, to close it. In one case of his father's the suture was left in 40 days, and there was no irritation. His father used to make the Le Brun corneal section. If you have a conjuctival flap, a number of sutures, three or four, can be inserted and can secure a prompt closing of the wound. There is prompt healing of the conjuctiva, and thus the cornea is better nourished and assisted in healing. However, the use of corneal sutures is not a routine method of treatment with himself. Where there is prolapse of the iris or vitreous, or where the patient is asthmatic, it can be well used.

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