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January 1980

Support and Air Supply Tube for Vitreous Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC (Dr Machemer and Mr Hickingbotham) and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami (Mr Parel).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(1):154. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030156020

• A metallic tube is attached to the operating table or wrist rest, acts as a support for the assistant's hand, and provides free air flow during vitreous surgery while the patient is under local anesthesia.