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This instrument is a modification of the Walker scissors. The lower tip extends 1 mm. beyond the upper tip ; the extended part is 1 mm. wide; the extreme end is rounded, and the surface is highly polished. This enables the operator to enter the anterior chamber with less difficulty and without trauma to the iris after the original section of the cornea with a keratome, or whenever the corneal section has to be enlarged. This scissors should also be useful in removing strips of sclera in eye-shortening operations. I have used the scissors for several years and have found them very useful. Precaution must be taken to have them very sharp at all times.
My associates and I have used this iris redepositor at the Research Hospital of the University of Illinois for the past six years and have found it a valuable instrument. The handle
Apple C. INSTRUMENTS FOR USE IN OPHTHALMIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(5):652. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220669011