Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Cornea: suturing

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Peter Renwick, David Williams

Introduction

  • Penetrating corneal injuries must be repaired to provide watertight seal.

Uses

  • Corneal trauma.
  • Corneal repair following intraocular surgery.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Good with small wounds and minimal intra-ocular involvement.
  • Poor if wounds large, especially if extend to sclera.
  • Poor if corneal melting is present.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Petersen-Jones S & Crispin S (2002) BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Ophthalmology. 2nd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 54 4


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