The use of hyaluronic acid during adjustable suture surgery

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. Sep-Oct 1994;31(5):287-9.


We prospectively studied the force required to move an extraocular muscle after adjustable suture surgery with and without the perioperative use of hyaluronic acid (Healon). The 15 muscles that received hyaluronic acid averaged 15.0 g of force to move the muscle 2.0 mm which was significantly different than the average force of 36.15 g required for the 13 control muscles. The decreased force required to adjust the muscle along with potential antiinflammatory properties of hyaluronic acid make this a useful adjunct during adjustable suture surgery.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / pharmacology*
  • Oculomotor Muscles / drug effects*
  • Oculomotor Muscles / physiology
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery*
  • Polyglactin 910
  • Prospective Studies
  • Strabismus / surgery*
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Sutures
  • Tensile Strength


  • Polyglactin 910
  • Hyaluronic Acid