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Jan 2012

External Needle Drainage Device

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Jules Stein Eye Institute, Santa Monica, California.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(1):126. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.369

I congratulate Dr Kitchens on his excellent “Surgeon's Corner” report and video on external needle drainage of subretinal fluid.1 I presented this technique at the Retina Society in 1998. The guarded needle described in the Kitchens report is available from Beaver/Visitec (BD product No. 585224).