- Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging
- May/June 2012 - Volume 43 · Issue 3: 250-251
A multi-purpose titanium forceps has been developed for small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy surgery. These forceps were designed to provide the vitreoretinal surgeon with a single tool for the extraocular manipulations that are necessary for the placement and removal of 23- and 25-gauge trochars for small-incision, sutureless pars plana vitrectomy surgery. The forceps has been designed to allow for the atraumatic manipulation of the conjunctiva, measurement of distance from the limbus, and a strong purchase of the trochar for both its fixation and removal.
From Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Reichel receives royalties from Epsilon USA. The remaining authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Address correspondence to Elias Reichel, MD, New England Eye Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: August 16, 2011
Accepted: January 09, 2012
Posted Online: February 09, 2012