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Fibrin Adhesive Versus Sutures in Pterygium Surgery

Posted By Dr. Ari Weitzner On March 3, 2009 @ 8:25 pm In Cornea,New Technologies | 1 Comment

I came across an article [1]that compared pterygium surgery with Tisseel glue with sutures. Of course, it showed no difference. That’s it! I’m done with sutures. I plan on asking my ASC to stock that fibrin glue and I will use it on my next case. As one who trains residents, nothing would please me more than not having to watch another one try to suture! I love my residents, but that can be torture. I pride myself, as most of us who trained doing extracaps, on being a good suturer. But, like penmanship and knowing correct grammer and spelling, these skills are fast becoming obsolete due to technology. Oh well. Would you believe my daughter has never even seen a typewriter? Or knows what a rexograph machine is? Yeesh, I’m 46 but I feel old!


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[1] article : http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/588639?src=mp&spon=36&uac=84831MK

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