Accidental skin punctures during ophthalmic surgery.

  title={Accidental skin punctures during ophthalmic surgery.},
  author={David G. Callanan and M D Borup and Jean Newton and William E. Smiddy},
  volume={100 12},
PURPOSE Accidental skin puncture carries the risk of both hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus transmission. There have been studies of the incidence of these skin punctures in general surgery, but no study has focused on ophthalmic surgery. METHOD All incident reports of skin punctures in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute operating rooms from January 1990 through November 1991 were reviewed retrospectively. The incidence of skin puncture also was studied propsectively from December… CONTINUE READING