This stereotaxic micromanipulator is composed of a baseplate with head stabilization mechanism, a Flieringa ring and support column for fixation of the eye, a three dimensional stereotaxic system, a system for mechanically assisted intraocular micromanipulation, and a collet for a series of interchangeable intraocular tools. Calibrations aid the manipulation of intraocular tools when cloudy or opaque media impair visualization, but visual monitoring of intraocular movements with contact-lens surgical microscopy or indirect ophthalmoscopy is employed whenever possible. This stereotaxic micromanipulator is designed to augment present forms of intraocular surgery and to facilitate the performance of new procedures for the management of posterior segment intraocular disease.
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