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Comparison of postoperative astigmatism with incisions of varying length closed with horizontal sutures and with no sutures.

Authors
  • Buzard, K A
  • Shearing, S P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
17 Suppl
Pages
734–739
Identifiers
PMID: 1955996
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Four groups of cataract patients having phacoemulsification with a scleral tunnel incision were studied. Three groups had incision lengths of 5.0, 6.0, and 6.5 mm closed with a single horizontal suture. The fourth group of patients had 5.0 mm incisions without suture closure. We found no statistical difference between these groups in the vector astigmatic changes over a four week period and subsequently over a 6.9 +/- 3.7 week period. The patients in all groups returned to their preoperative astigmatic values within one to two weeks within the statistical significance achieved in this study.

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