Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is complete and
accurate. However, the publisher is not engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the
individual reader. The ideas, procedures and suggestions contained in this book are general and not
intended as a substitute for consulting a relevant specialist in individual cases. The publisher would in
any event always advise the reader to consult his or her doctor or other health professional for specific
information on personal health matters.
In any surgical fi eld, the importance of suturing is selfevident.
In eye surgery, due to the lack of elasticity of
the tissues and the infl uence of sutures on the visual
outcome, proper microsurgical suturing technique is
paramount. Inappropriate or careless suture placement
and knot tying can impact visual function. If wound
construction and closure are not astigmatically neutral,
the visual outcome will be altered and further surgical
intervention may be required. Wound related complications
are more severe in the eye than in the skin.
He stood leaning heavily on his carbine. High on his lonely perch, he slowly promenaded his eye over the
dusk landscape spread out before him. It was the hour of midnight and a faint star-light barely outlined the
salient features of the scenery. Behind him wound the valley of the St. Charles black with the shadows of pine
and tamarac. Before him rose the crags of Levis, and beyond were the level stretches of the Beauce. To his
left the waterfall of Montmorenci boomed and glistened. To his right lay silent and deserted the Plains of
Abraham, over which a vapor of sanguine glory seemed...
While discussing traditional health practices and medical knowledge, one could
expect elders to give a list of the best techniques to cure sickness depending on the
various types of health problems or injuries they were facing in the past: how to
deal with boils, infections, fever, eye infections, colds, broken bones, drowning,
and so on. But the Inuit perspective encompasses much more. Along with
techniques to heal cuts and wounds, and to cure sickness...elders discussed
recollections of how to have a strong mind and a resilient body....