Some surgeons prefer to cut and apply the tissue in the dry state because they find it easier to handle. Others prefer to fully hydrate the tissue by placing it in sterile BSS for 10 minutes prior to surgery. Once hydrated, the cornea will regain its translucent appearance.
PLAY VIDEO: HYDRATED
This time lapse video shows the Tutoplast® Clear Cornea hydrated in sterile BSS before implantation.
PLAY VIDEO: NON-HYDRATED
Dr. Baker displays his 30-day post op outcome after using the Tutoplast® Clear Cornea in its dehydrated state prior to implantation.