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      PDS (Polydioxanone Suture): A New Synthetic Absorbable Suture in Cataract Surgery

      Ophthalmologica

      S. Karger AG

      Synthetic absorbable suture

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          Abstract

          PDS (polydioxanone suture), a new synthetic absorbable suture, was used in 21 patients undergoing cataract surgery. It still retains 25 % of its tensile strength at 42 days but absorption takes 130–180 days. 1 braided coated and 1 monofilament PDS were adequate as conjunctival sutures but offered no advantage over available materials. 0.5 monofilament PDS was superior in handling qualities to 0.4 virgin silk. It does not need to be removed but retains tensile strength for longer than other absorbable sutures.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1981
          1981
          30 March 2010
          : 183
          : 2
          : 81-85
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
          Article
          309144 Ophthalmologica 1981;183:81–85
          10.1159/000309144
          6795557
          © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

          Synthetic absorbable suture

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