A novel suture technique in stellate corneal lacerations

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. Sep-Oct 2001;32(5):436-7.


A novel suture technique for regular stellate corneal lacerations, called a star-shaped suture is described. The suturing begins from inside any of the wound lips in a clockwise direction. Suture placement proceeds in a counterclockwise direction by the adjacent wound limb, while the suture passes are all in clockwise direction. Finally, a star-shaped suture is achieved with the knot self-buried in the corneal stroma at the initial entry site. This is a continuous suture, of which tractional forces direct to the center of the wound providing good apical apposition for stellate lacerations. This suture technique can be an alternative for the reconstruction of stellate corneal lacerations.

MeSH terms

  • Corneal Injuries*
  • Eye Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lacerations / surgery*
  • Suture Techniques*