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Causes reduction in corneal transparency

Closure mechanism

Explained on Fig. 2.2.2

Timing of suturing

As soon as possible: the risk of endophthalmitis increases after 24 h [2] and the threat of ECH is also real [21]; conversely, a short delay is preferred to improper suturing due to lack of expertise/experience, material, etc.2

Suturing

Clean wound edges first (Table 2.2.5 provides further details on suture introduction)

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