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Needles, Suture, Ophthalmic

Definition : Suture needles designed with appropriate shape and size to thread sutures through the eye tissues to close surgical or traumatic wounds. These devices typically consist of high-quality, stainless steel, curved needles with an eye in one extreme for insertion of the suture and a sharp tip at the other end. Ophthalmic suture needles may have opposite cutting edges that cut tissue (i.e., cutting needles) or tapered tips that pierce tissue without cutting (i.e., tapered needles).

Entry Terms : "Needles, Ophthalmic" , "Ophthalmic Needles" , "Eye Needles" , "Needles, Eye"

UMDC code : 20249

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