University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

VA Wet Lab Session 3: Clear Corneal Wounds and Suturing the Wound


  • To make 4 clear corneal wounds
  • To fold and insert a single piece acrylic intraocular lenses into the anterior chamber
  • To know about the reverse needle pass 1-1-1 suturing technique
  • To place 8 radial, 10-0 nylon sutures in clear corneal wounds
    • Place some sutures using the traditional technique and some using a reverse needle pass technique
  • Know the needle type and suture type used for clear corneal wounds.
  • Describe the circumstances in which Prolene and Vicryl sutures are used during cataract surgery.


Review Questions for Oral Exam

last updated: 05/18/2015
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