• Reproduced with permission from Hamill MB. Repair of the traumatized anterior segment. Focal Points: Clinical Modules for Ophthalmologists. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 1992, module 1.
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    Restoring functional architecture in corneal wound closure. A, Laceration has a flattening effect on the cornea. B, Long, compressive sutures are taken in the periphery to flatten the peripheral cornea and steepen the central cornea. Subsequently, short, minimally compressive sutures are taken in the steepened central cornea to preserve sphericity despite the flattening effect of the sutures.