Ophthalmic Sutures

Ophthalmic Sutures

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High-quality, consistently sharp needles
  • Extra sharp cutting edges extending from the point to its widest portion reduce tissue drag
  • Precise, smooth penetration through tissue minimizes trauma
  • Needle channel is fitted to the specific size of the suture material
Absorbable

Gut

• Surgical Gut Suture – Plain/Chromic
• Plain Gut/Chromic Gut

Twisted
• Plain & Chromic
• Packaged Dry or in Wetting Solution
Common uses:
General Closure, OB/Gyn, Urology, Bowel Anastomosis

In vivo strength retention:
Varies

Varies depending upon type of
suture (plain vs. chromic) and
site of placement

PolySyn FA™ (glycolic acid)

• VICRYL RAPIDE™ *Velosorb™Fast

Braided
• Undyed (clear)
• Coated
Common uses:
General Closure,
OB/Gyn, Urology

In vivo strength retention:
48% at 7 days
0% at 14 days

Essentially complete between
49 and 63 days

Non-Absorbable

Polyviolene™ (Uncoated)
(poly (ethylene-terephthatate)

• MERSILENE™ * Surgidac™

Braided
• Undyed (white)
• Dyed (green)
• Uncoated
Common uses: General & Skin Closure, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Neurological Procedures

• Smooth
• Easy to handle
• Good knot security

Nylon

• ETHILON™ * Monosof™/ Dermalon™

Monofilament
• Undyed (clear)
• Dyed (blue) (black)
• Package d dry or in wetting solution
Common uses: General & Skin Closure, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Microsurgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal

• Passes easily through tissue

Silk

• PERMA-HAND™ Silk * SofSilk™

Braided
• Undyed (white)
• Dyed (black)
• Coated
Common uses: General & Skin Closure, Gastrointestinal, Cardiovascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology

• Excellent handling and tying characteristics

Polypropylene

• PROLENE™ * Surgipro™/Surgipro™II

Monofilament
• Undyed (clear)
• Dyed (blue)
Common uses: General & Skin Closure, Gastrointestinal, Cardiovascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology

• Inert
• Easy to handle
• Passes easily through tissue

• Comparable Ethicon™Material * Comparable Syneture™Material