Sutureless cataract incision closure using laser activated tissue glues

Alexander M. Eaton, Lawrence S. Bass, Steven K. Libutti, Hermann D. Schubert, Michael Treat

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Abstract

With the advent of phacoemulsification and foldable intraocular lenses, there is renewed interest in sutureless cataract wound. We report the use of laser activated tissue glues for the closure of scleral tunnel cataract incisions. Two glue mixtures were tested in enucleated porcine eyes. Glue A was composed of hyaluronic acid, human albumin, and indocyanine green dye. Glue B contained hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, human albumin, and indocyanine green dye. A Spectra Physics diode laser (808 nm) with a power density of 7-11 watts/cm2 was used for glue activation. Wound bursting pressures, as determined by the presence of fluid at the wound margin, was significantly higher with both glue combinations than without the glue (P < 0.05). The mean wound bursting pressures for Glue A was 69.9 ± 17.1 mm Hg, and for Glue B was 42.9 ± 9.4 mm Hg. These results suggest that laser activated tissue glues may be an alternative to suture closure of scleral tunnel cataract incisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsCarmen A. Puliafito
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages52-57
Number of pages6
Volume1423
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of Ophthalmic Technologies - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 21 1991Jan 22 1991

Other

OtherProceedings of Ophthalmic Technologies
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/21/911/22/91

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cataracts
glues
Glues
closures
Tissue
Lasers
lasers
Hyaluronic acid
albumins
tunnels
Tunnels
Dyes
Intraocular lenses
dyes
acids
Semiconductor lasers
radiant flux density
margins
sulfates
Physics

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Eaton, A. M., Bass, L. S., Libutti, S. K., Schubert, H. D., & Treat, M. (1991). Sutureless cataract incision closure using laser activated tissue glues. In C. A. Puliafito (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1423, pp. 52-57). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.

Sutureless cataract incision closure using laser activated tissue glues. / Eaton, Alexander M.; Bass, Lawrence S.; Libutti, Steven K.; Schubert, Hermann D.; Treat, Michael.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Carmen A. Puliafito. Vol. 1423 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. p. 52-57.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Eaton, AM, Bass, LS, Libutti, SK, Schubert, HD & Treat, M 1991, Sutureless cataract incision closure using laser activated tissue glues. in CA Puliafito (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1423, Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, pp. 52-57, Proceedings of Ophthalmic Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1/21/91.
Eaton AM, Bass LS, Libutti SK, Schubert HD, Treat M. Sutureless cataract incision closure using laser activated tissue glues. In Puliafito CA, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1423. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering. 1991. p. 52-57
Eaton, Alexander M. ; Bass, Lawrence S. ; Libutti, Steven K. ; Schubert, Hermann D. ; Treat, Michael. / Sutureless cataract incision closure using laser activated tissue glues. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Carmen A. Puliafito. Vol. 1423 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. pp. 52-57
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