Corneal wound integrity and architecture after phacoemulsification: comparative analysis of corneal wounds created by silicon and steel blades.

@article{Etter2009CornealWI,
  title={Corneal wound integrity and architecture after phacoemulsification: comparative analysis of corneal wounds created by silicon and steel blades.},
  author={Jonathan Etter and John Palmer Berdahl and Bokkwan Jun and Matthew Caldwell and Terry Kim},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={1313-4}
}
Little is known about the effect of keratome type on postoperative wound integrity and architecture. Studies comparing metallic blades and diamond blades show conflicting results in terms of which type creates a less traumatized wound. Recently, a new line of surgical blades composed of siliconmaterial was introduced. Studies of the quality of corneal… CONTINUE READING