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NEW ORLEANS — A femtosecond laser zigzag incision can offer faster wound healing and stronger wounds after penetrating keratoplasty when compared with manual incisions, according to a speaker here.
“Does femto really help? We know we get stronger wounds with these stepped incisions. We get faster wound healing and earlier suture removal, and there are probably some improved refractive outcomes. We’re also seeing more regularity of grafts,” Marjan Farid, MD, said at Cornea Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine are whole medical systems that did not fit with conventional medicine as they have completely different philosophies and ideas on the causes of disease, methods of diagnosis and approaches to treatment. Although often overlapping, co...
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases. As well as mild visual defects correctable by lenses, ophthalmology is concerned with glaucoma, uveitis and other serious conditions affecting the eye, ...