1. The following are true about the needle anatomy:

a. the swage is the connection point for the suture
b. the diameter of a needle is measured in mils
c. the chord length of the needle determines the width of the suture bites
d. the total length of the needle is measured from the swage to the point
e. a bicurve needle has two radii.


2. True statements about suture needles include:

a. a spatulated needle causes less trauma than a reverse cutting needle
b. a cutting needle has a tirangular shape with the cutting edge at the top
c. during strabismus surgery rectus scleral fixation is ideally performed
    with a reverse cutting needle
d. a round taper-point needle creates a smaller hole than a spatulated
e. a taper point needle is prefered to other needles for repairing iris tissue.



1.     a.T        b.T        c.T        d.T        e.T

     Go to needle anatomy for explanation

2.     a.T        b.T        c.F        d.T        e.T

     Go to common ophthalmic suture needles for explanation

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