We have developed a new multifunction instrument for use during bimanual vitreoretinal surgery. The illuminating laser probe provides the functions of endolaser photocoagulation and fiberoptic illumination in a single 19- or 20-gauge instrument. The probe can be coupled to standard laser and illumination sources, and it simplifies endophotocoagulation in select surgical settings.
Awh CC, Schallen EH, de Juan E. An Illuminating Laser Probe for Vitreoretinal Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(4):553-554. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090160133034