A safe technique for the incision of the cornea with superficial keratectomy

The technique, illustrated by photographs, allows superficial keratectomy to be done simply and without danger of perforating the cornea, inasmuch as a No. 15 surgical scalpel blade is used, clamped in a curved Halstead mosquito artery forceps, so that no more than 0.5 mm of the blade protrudes. In...

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Published in: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association Vol. 50; no. 4; p. 240
Main Author: Petrick, S.W
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: AOSIS 12-01-1979
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Summary: The technique, illustrated by photographs, allows superficial keratectomy to be done simply and without danger of perforating the cornea, inasmuch as a No. 15 surgical scalpel blade is used, clamped in a curved Halstead mosquito artery forceps, so that no more than 0.5 mm of the blade protrudes. In over 50 corneal incisions no complications were experienced. In two cases the operation had to be repeated after adjustment of the blade to allow a slightly deeper incision to be made.
ISSN: 1019-9128
2224-9435