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WANDLESS has devised a scissors whose blades, when closed, have the form of sharp lanceolate knife, which can pass readily through the cornea. When in the anterior chamber they can be opened, one blade made to penetrate the iris or other membrane, and cut it in the manner of Wecker's forceps scissors.
Reference:Arch Ophthalmol. 1898;27:415.
A look at the past.... Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(12):1676. doi:10.1001/archopht.116.12.1676