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June 1980

An Insulated Diathermy Electrode

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Retina Research, Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation, and the Retina Associates, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(6):1115-1116. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020031105020

• A thin, conical diathermy electrode with a smooth-surfaced bent, insulated tip was designed for use in narrow incisions, corners, and angles of dissected scleral flaps. It permits precise delivery of focal diathermy and avoids undesirable parafocal tissue damage. This electrode is especially valuable for preventing uveal bleeding from a sclerochoroidal incision over the pars plana ciliaris and for treating small posterior retinal breaks.