Adverse reactions to virgin silk sutures in cataract surgery.

@article{Soong1984AdverseRT,
  title={Adverse reactions to virgin silk sutures in cataract surgery.},
  author={Hunson Kaz Soong and Kenneth R. Kenyon},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1984},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={479-83}
}
During the past 3 years, 12 patients (14 eyes) were encountered with severe reactions to virgin silk sutures used in cataract surgery. These reactions included nodular episcleritis, peripheral corneal ulceration, and wound necrosis with dehiscence, sometimes resulting in endophthalmitis or epithelial downgrowth. Conjunctival and scleral histopathologic studies in four eyes showed acute and chronic inflammation with multinucleated giant cells. Successful treatment included removal of the virgin… CONTINUE READING
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