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December 10, 2012
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Shortening a Long Clear Corneal Incision

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Viscoelastic is inserted into the intrastromal tunnel. A paracentesis blade is used to make downward vertical incisions at the lateral walls of the tunnel, creating the posterior corneal tongue and effectively shortening the incision length.

ARTICLE: Technique for Shortening a Long Clear Corneal Incision
Menda SA, Chen M, Naseri A.
Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(12):1589-1590. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.2536.