It is an interesting topic, and the proper suture material is something we wrestle with all the time, said John Rhee, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
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This is a very large study of different materials in performing blepharoplasty. There have been other studies of these materials in other parts of the body but I’m not aware of other studies that have been performed that specifically look at blepharoplasty.
The problem with this study is that it is not randomized. It allows for the senior author to determine which patients would receive which suture, and any time that a study is not randomized it allows for the possibility of bias in selecting patients for each form of treatment, said Dr. Rhee, who moderated the session at which Dr. Joshi’s paper was presented.
If this study could be accomplished in a randomized fashion, it is the type of information we need in the medical literature, he said.
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