How to make a cut

Yesterday I was reading a listserv for ophthalmologists. In one thread, there were 30+ posts regarding the cataract surgery incision. This is obviously the tiniest step in the overall process, but many posters had different suggestions about the incision. I won’t get into all of the details, but one topic was how to make sure the incision seals well at the end of surgery. One idea is to make a second partial thickness incision near the first one and use it as a way to “clamp down” the original full thickness incision. I found it fascinating that we had so many different things to discuss on this one little step of surgery. I wanted to share it with all of you so that you know how much thought and consideration goes into every part of a cataract surgery!

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