The need of smaller corneal spuds has doubtless long been obvious to many general practitioners and ophthalmologists doing industrial work. The accompanying illustration shows the actual size with enlarged detail, and also shows the construction of the operating end perfectly.
Very minute bodies embedded near the center of the cornea, if not carefully removed, will leave scars and much unnecessary astigmatism. Very often I have found the standard spuds to be many times larger than the particles embedded. I therefore have devised a set of three spuds with 0.5 mm. shanks: (1) a very sharp and grooved spud to go easily beneath bodies that may be burned in, (2) a familiar arrow-pointed end for general use and (3) bias at the point for use as an operating knife or pry to dislodge minute bodies without the mutilation of a particle of tissue.
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WALTER FJ. CORNEAL SPUDS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(4):424. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810060042006
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