The edges of linear wounds through the cornea, particularly when the laceration is L shaped, do not always aline properly when covered with a conjunctival flap. One edge may be turned inward, a condition more liable to occur if the conjunctival flap exerts uneven pressure before the anterior chamber is restored (fig. 1). To close the wound itself with stitches in the cornea sufficiently close together to insure the desired approximation of the edges would be ideal. Similarly, in some instances of postoperative prolapse of the iris after cataract extraction
Terry TL. A MODIFIED CORNEAL CLAMP TO FACILITATE THE INSERTION OF STITCHES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(1):91–94. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850190103012
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