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October 1932


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Oshkosh, Wis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(4):576. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820170096008

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Corneal suture is done too infrequently because of its delicacy and the frequent complications, such as trauma and loss of vitreous.

Much of this danger can be eliminated by using the illustrated forceps. The suture needle easily passes through the torn or cut corneal margin between the two points of fixation of the forceps.

Suture forceps.

I have used the instrument especially in severe corneal lacerations and found that it functions even beyond my expectations.

Panas has invented an instrument of nearly identical construction, but about three times as large. His instrument was intended for general fixation about the eyeball, and is obviously too large for fine corneal suturing.

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