Glue Mixture May Improve LASIK Eye Surgery
Kansas State Univ. researchers have developed a glue mixture that may reduce risks after laser vision correction surgery. Stacy Littlechild, a recent bachelor’s degree graduate in biology originally from Wakeeney, is the lead author of two studies that describe a new protocol involving ﬁbrinogen, riboﬂavin and ultraviolet light that could improve the safety of the corrective surgery.
One study that demonstrates the ability of a glue to bind corneal surfaces has been published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, or IOVS. Another study details the molecular mechanisms of how the glue creates adhesion and also will be published in IOVS. LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, surgery uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the eye’s outer layer that helps the eye focus. Many patients have the surgery so they do not have to depend on glasses or contact lenses.
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