• A newly devised sponge absorbs and suctions blood and irrigation fluids during surgical procedures. This new sponge eliminates the need for the frequent exchange of sponges during an operation. Although the sponge was designed for ophthalmic operations, it can be used in other types of surgical procedures as well.
Mizuno K. Suctioning Sponge. Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(2):294. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010296023