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November 1959


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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(5):918-919. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220050178032

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To the Editor:  —Barraquer and Boberg-Ans recently described a technique (Brit. J. Ophth. 43:69-77 [Feb.] 1959) whereby injury to the lens may be prevented during intraocular procedures. These authors use a small mohair brush in their intraocular surgery. Even if the lens is accidently touched they find that no damage is produced by the soft brush either to the lens or any other intraocular structure. In addition, they describe the brush as being a very versatile piece of equipment and in most instances it can satisfactorily do the work of an irrigator, forceps, or iris repositer.After reading their description, I began using a small mohair brush for intraocular procedures and have found it to be most satisfactory. The brush is readily available at any store selling artist supplies. It is sterilized by boiling for 15 minutes before being used and this does not change the soft texture of the

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