[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.204.220.238. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
June 1950

NEW FORCEPS FOR GRASPING THE RECTUS MUSCLES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(6):1082. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910011099012

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

I presume that I have had the same difficulty at times that others have had in trying to grasp the superior or lateral rectus muscle. I have therefore devised a new instrument which seems to perform this function very well. It consists of a shank which is 4 cm. in length and has two blades at the tip at right angles to the shank. These blades are pressed together manually, and this maneuver causes the two needle-like extensions to slide alongside each other in a parallel manner. One can then exert as much pressure as necessary against the surface of the sclera without any danger of perforation. When the blades are closed, the superior or lateral rectus muscle is caught easily between the two needlelike extensions and held firmly. The inner surface of the blades is made somewhat concave to conform with the convexity of the sclera. The blades together

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×