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May 1992

An Endolaser Probe With Aspiration Capability

Author Affiliations

From the LSU Eye Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, La (Drs Peyman and Alturki), and the Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Mass (Dr D'Amico).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(5):718. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080170140043

• A new endolaser probe with aspiration capability can be used as a flute needle for drainage of subretinal fluid and for endolaser treatment of a retinotomy site after vitrectomy. This instrument allows removal of vitreous and subretinal fluid during air-fluid exchange and immediate endolaser photocoagulation without exchange of instruments.