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June 1957

Subconjunctival Suture in Cataract Operation

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Bogotá, Colombia

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(6):815-820. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050827003

Since 1950 I have been using a new type of subconjunctival suture for closing the incision in the cataract operation. The technique of this type of suture is described in this article, and the results obtained with its use are reported and compared with those obtained in an equal number of operations performed in other cases, with the same number of stitches, the same material, and so forth, but with the stitches placed in the usual manner.

This suture had its origin in my desire to obtain a firm closure of the wound which would not expose the anterior chamber to fistulization and which would not have the inconveniences associated with multiple stitches and the difficulties encountered in removing them.

The perfect tolerance of the eye for pure silk, when the material is used in cataract operations which are performed with the conventional sutures as well as in keratoplasties, suggested

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