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Sutureless cataract incision closure using laser-activated tissue glues
Author(s): Alexander Mellon Eaton; Lawrence S. Bass; Steven K. Libutti; Herman D. Schubert; Michael R. Treat
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Paper Abstract

With the advent of phacoemulsification and foldable intraocular lenses, there is renewed interest in sutureless cataract wound. We report the use of laser activated tissue glues for the closure of scleral tunnel cataract incisions. Two glue mixtures were tested in enucleated porcine eyes. Glue A was composed of hyaluronic acid, human albumin, and indocyanine green dye. Glue B contained hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, human albumin, and indocyanine green dye. A Spectra Physics diode laser (808 nm) with a power density of 7-1 1 watts/cm2 was used for glue activation. Wound bursting pressures, as determined by the presence of fluid at the wound margin, was significantly higher with both glue combinations than without the glue (P

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1423, Ophthalmic Technologies, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43961
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Mellon Eaton, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Lawrence S. Bass, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Steven K. Libutti, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Herman D. Schubert, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michael R. Treat, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1423:
Ophthalmic Technologies
Carmen A. Puliafito, Editor(s)

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