I have found the forceps designed by Dr. E. Schaaf1 of Strassburg so valuable and so excellently adapted for its purpose that I wish to bring it to the attention of the ophthalmic surgeons in this country. The instrument is designed for removing foreign bodies from the cornea with or without supplementary instrumentation. I have never found a forceps that will grasp and hold a minute foreign body as well as this one.
Sometimes it will be found very helpful in removing foreign bodies from the corneas of children with one quick movement, when an instrument cannot be manipulated for any length of time, but it is most valuable in grasping and removing the base plaque of exudate which so often remains. Frequently after the plaque has been loosened and freed by a spud or other sharp instrument, a valvelike hinge persists, which requires much time to remove and
Jameson PC. THE SCHAAF FORCEPS FOR THE REMOVAL OF FOREIGN BODIES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(5):802–803. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820050126013
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