Feb 8, 2016

Now, Scientists Can Suture Wounds with Lasers

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A new method of closing wounds has been discovered by researchers from University of St. Andrews and Harvard Medical School.

In the future, your wounds might not be closed by stitches or staples. Instead, they will be fixed with lasers.

Rose Bengal Dye, a common dye used by optometrists, can be used in tandem with a laser to suture wounds; however, notably, the dye will only go as deep as the laser does, which makes it somewhat less than effective for wounds that penetrate many layers of skin, but it does eliminate the need for staples and traditional sutures or stitching in relation to a number of different injuries.

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