Studies on the tolerance of silk, nylon, dacron and collagen suture material in the cornea of the rabbit

Adv Ophthalmol. 1975;30:50-4.


With rabbit corneas we did comparative biomicroscopical and histological investigations on material tolerance of the following threads at present used in microsurgery: Barraquer silk (virgin silk), nylon 30 mum (Tübinger nylon), dacron (polyester) 40 mum and plain collagen 7-0. The sutures were implanted into the cornea intra-lamellarly, completely under the microscope. The examinations showed only very little tissue reaction in all these materials.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Collagen / adverse effects*
  • Cornea / pathology
  • Cornea / surgery*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Foreign-Body Reaction / etiology*
  • Foreign-Body Reaction / pathology
  • Male
  • Nylons / adverse effects*
  • Polyethylene Terephthalates / adverse effects*
  • Rabbits
  • Sutures / adverse effects*


  • Nylons
  • Polyethylene Terephthalates
  • Collagen