The evolution of ophthalmic surgeries, in general, has resulted in procedures that are as safe as and less time-consuming than the original surgeries requiring suture placement, and, importantly, with outcomes that are enhanced.
This is true for small-incision and sutureless cataract surgeries, refractive surgeries, and no-stitch blepharoplasties, said John T. LiVecchi, MD, FACS, FSEE
However, regarding the latter, what has become evident over time is that use of an adhesive is not the answer in all cases and appropriate patient selection is a must, said Dr. LiVecchi. He is assistant clinical professor at both Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, chairman (emeritus), Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research, Tampa, FL, and medical director and partner, St. Lucy’s Eye Institute, Kissimmee, FL.
John T. LiVecchi, MD, FACS, FSEE
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This article was adapted from Dr. LiVecchi’s presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. LiVecchi is editor of the Ophthalmology Times “Plastic Pearls” column and a member of its editorial advisory board. He has no proprietary interest in the subject matter.