A novel suture technique in stellate corneal lacerations


Akkin C. , KAYIKCIOGLU O., ERAKGUN T.

OPHTHALMIC SURGERY AND LASERS, vol.32, no.5, pp.436-437, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : OPHTHALMIC SURGERY AND LASERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-437

Abstract

A novel suture technique for regular stellate corneal lacerations, called a star-shaped suture is described. The suturing begins from inside any of the wound tips in a clockwise direction. Suture placement proceeds in a counterclockwise direction by the adjacent wound limb, while the suture passes are all in clock-wise direction. Finally, a star-shaped suture is achieved with the knot self-buried in the corneal stroma at the initial entry site. This is a continuous suture, of which tractional forces direct to the center of the wound providing good apical apposition for stellate lacerations. This suture technique can be an alternative for the reconstruction of stellate corneal lacerations.