Liquid corneal bandage outperforms suture, standard hydration after cataract surgery
A liquid adhesive ocular bandage was associated with less surgically induced astigmatism and foreign body sensation than sutures or hydration after cataract surgery, according to a study.
The prospective study included 90 eyes that underwent phacoemulsification with a clear corneal incision; 29 eyes were sutured and 30 eyes received the OcuSeal liquid adhesive ocular bandage (Beaver-Visitec International). A control group comprised 31 eyes that underwent standard stromal hydration.
Patients were evaluated at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 14 days postoperatively.
Surgically induced astigmatism increased significantly in the suture group but not in the ocular bandage or control group (P < .001).
Foreign body sensation was significantly lower in the ocular bandage group than in the suture or control group (P < .001).
Wound-edge closure rates were significantly higher in the suture and ocular bandage groups than in the control group (P < .001).
Disclosure: Kenyon is consulting medical director of Beaver-Visitec International. Uy has no relevant financial disclosures.