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August 1949


Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(2):189-191. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050194011

THERE are so many different types of cataract sutures in use that I hesitate to present still another. However, at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital this one has proved very efficient and easily used as well as at the Mount Sinai Hospital, where the residents in ophthalmology have been using it.

There are several general classes of corneoscleral sutures: (1) the preplaced sutures, such as the Stallard, the MacLean and the Verhoeff; (2) sutures placed after the section such as the Kirby; (3) sutures placed partly before and partly after the section, such as the Castroviejo. The suture I present is a compromise between the preplaced suture and the suture placed after the section, the compromise consisting in making a small 5 mm. keratome section and then placing the suture. It is somewhat similar to the Perrera type.

After lid akinesia and retrobulbar injection of procaine, two silk

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