JUL 13, 2018
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus
In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. David Epley offers guidance on navigating conjunctival incisions when performing surgery without assistance. To create a clean wound, use locking forceps to tent the incision at both ends. Resting the forceps against the patient's face pulls the wound up and open. Next, pass the suture from the inside of the wound toward you, then across the wound, and finally from the outside to the inside. This buries the knot under the conjunctiva and prevents loose ends from poking the patient.
View other 1-Minute Videos from Dr. Epley:
Boosting Postoperative Comfort and Confidence
Maximizing Patient Comfort After Ocular Surface Surgery
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