University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Clear Corneal Wounds and Wound Suturing

Objectives

  • To make 4 clear corneal wounds
  • To know about the reverse needle pass 1-1-1 suturing technique
  • To place 8 radial, 10-0 nylon sutures in clear corneal wounds
  • Know the suture and needle type used for clear corneal wounds.
  • Describe the circumstances in which Prolene and Vicryl sutures are used during cataract surgery.

Reading


Videos

Wounds

Wound Too Long
Watch on YouTube

 

Bulla bulla
Watch on YouTube

 

Paracentesis too close
Watch on YouTube

 

Conjunctival donut
Watch on YouTube

Suture

First Case Suture
Watch on YouTube

 

Horizontal mattress suture
Watch on YouTube

 


EQUIPMENT

Keratome

Side port

Viscoelastic, 27g cannula

Fixation device: ring, 0.12

10-0 nylon/vicryl

Needle Driver

kellman-Mcpherson forceps

0.12 forceps

Tying forceps (optional)

Suggested citation format: Haugsdal J, Kitzmann A, Oetting TA. The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Laboratory. EyeRounds.org. Updated Posting June 28, 2021. Originally Posted December 6, 2012. Available from http://www.EyeRounds.org/tutorials/Iowa-OWL-o2021/

last updated: 07/01/2021