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November 1969

Suture Reaction in the Human Cornea

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Eye Research Laboratories, Department of Ophthalmology, and the Clinical Laboratories at San Francisco General Hospital, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(5):575-579. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020577001

The corneal grafts of two patients in which different sutures were used were studied by clinical and histologic criteria. Patient 1, whose graft had been sutured with 8-0 virgin silk, demonstrated a markedly more severe inflammatory reaction than patient 2, whose graft had been sutured with 10-0 monofilament nylon.

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