sealant

Securing grafts without suturesGlaucoma drainage devices aid in controlling IOP by redirecting aqueous from the anterior chamber to an external reservoir to regulate flow. They are typically used for patients who have failed previous surgeries or who have a high likelihood of failing procedures, such as trabeculectomy. While effective, they are traditionally anchored through the use of sutures, which is both time-intensive and may cause complications.
FDA approves first spray-dried sealant to stop bleedingThe FDA approved Raplixa (fibrin sealant [human]), used to help control bleeding during surgery, on April 30.