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December 1958

New Corneoscleral Suturing Forceps

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Brunswick, Ga.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(6):1109-1110. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940081129019

The great number of methods which have been suggested for closing wounds in the eyeball, traumatic or surgical, seems to indicate that the ideal method has not yet been devised. Preplaced sutures in surgery are favored by most surgeons, and there seems good reason for this. First, the coaptation margins of the wound are more apt to be fitted together without sliding or puckering with more strain on one side of the wound than the other. Second, the sutures are much easier to put in, since much more meticulous handling is necessary after the eyeball is opened. However, on the other hand, the untied sutures hamper the free movements of surgeons' and assistants' hands and become entangled with instruments. The risk of making accidental tension on the preplaced sutures, and the risk of snarling and kinking causes anxiety for the operating crew.

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