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August 1978

The Rubber Glove Graft for Mucous Membrane Reconstruction

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(8):1465. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060199022

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To the Editor.  —In the past few years I have found the rubber glove graft to be a very useful technique. It can be used either as a primary graft for small areas in which a mucous membrane graft would otherwise be required or as a stent to add substance to a mucous membrane graft and help hold it in position. I learned this technique from Dr Orkan G. Stasior but am uncertain as to who is to be credited with its origin. I am unaware of its description in the literature.A rubber glove graft is a readily available substance and is easily constructed. The finger of a rubber glove is cut into the shape desired after the powder has been removed by washing. The purpose of the rubber glove graft is to prevent the scarring together of two raw opposing mucous surfaces. By suturing the rubber glove in

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