New sutureless eye surgery promises less postoperative risk with quicker recovery

Latest news reveals about nearly 80 successful operations that has been carried by a new special surgery named sutureless eye surgery. This surgery with its unique instruments has a specialty of healing wounds much more faster than that of conventional type.

Sutureless eye surgery is a special surgery which is done with exceptionally smaller, disposable instruments which is inserted into the patient's eye through a tiny cannula. This tiny cannula when removed from eye, the wound formed is so small that it seals itself giving less pain and less risk post-operatively.

Due to its latest technology it considerably reduces patients discomfort, improving post-operative recovery times and reducing the risk of infection. It also reduces the time needed to carry out the procedure by around 20 minutes, allowing surgeons to carry out more operations.

Mr Richard Haynes, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Bristol Eye Hospital, explains: conventional eye operations leave an average of eight stitches in the patient's eye. This can make them sore and it can take more than four weeks for the stitches to dissolve. Also, there is more of an infection risk as well as discomfort and inflammation. Whereas this sutureless eye surgery reduces all these chances due to its advanced instruments. The wounds left by this technique are so small and heal so quickly that even if it is seen through a microscope in the next day no scar will be visible.

This special surgery is been carried out in Bristol Eye Hospital, running by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. This is the first hospital in the West Country to benefit from a new sutureless eye surgery technique. Trialled earlier in this year, it has operated for conditions such as retinal detachments, macular holes, diabetic eye disease and uveitis, have now been carried out using the new technique.



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