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August 1980

Electrocoaptation Conjunctival Closure in Retinal Detachment Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(8):1439-1440. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040291016

• This report describes the method of electrocoaptation, a sutureless technique for closure of the conjunctiva, in 75 patients who underwent primary scleral buckling or vitrectomy procedures. The technique is safe, rapid, easily performed, and results in a secure wound that heals well.

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