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February 1983

Suctioning Sponge

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(2):294. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010296023

• 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.