Comparison of stromal hydration techniques for clear corneal cataract incisions: Conventional hydration versus anterior stromal pocket hydration

Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 05/25/2012

The anterior stromal pocket hydration technique involves creation of an additional supraincisional stromal pocket overlying the main incision, which is then hydrated instead of the main incision. Sixty–six eyes of 48 patients were included in the data analysis with 33 assigned to each study group. The anterior stromal pocket hydration technique was significantly better than conventional hydration in preventing wound leak due to direct pressure on the posterior lip of the incision.

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