Glue Is In

Stitches are out. Glue is in. A special medical glue shortens eye operation procedures and hastens healing by 50 percent because stitches are no longer necessary. The advantage of glue, according to Prof. Dov Weinberger, Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rabin Medical Center, who oversees 4,000 eye procedures per year, is that it dissolves naturally after one week, and minimizes side effects and risk. Used previously for other forms of surgery, the ophthalmology department's Dr. Orit Bechar expanded its usage to Glaucoma surgery and other eye excisions. So far 50 such operations have been performed and the results have been nothing but positive.

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