Role of Leeches in Peri-orbital lacerations healed by primary intention
Leeches have been liberally used throughout the ages and in the field of medicine, holds no exception. Right since the dawn of medicine, leeches have always held a major role in varying strata of treatment. The periorbital region on the face is a delicate area susceptible to oedema, discoloration and pain when subjected to any trauma which requires lengthy duration to retrieve back to normalcy. This period of time could be troublesome for the patient cosmetically, emotionally and socially. Hence in the present study, Leeches were employed in Peri orbital lacerations which were healed by primary intention. It was seen, that cases wherein leeches were used, showed faster resolution in edema, pain, discoloration as compared to not having any leech intervention.
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