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The instrument described in this paper is used during enucleation. Either the large or the small end is inserted into Tenon's capsule immediately after the optic nerve has been severed. By making pressure in the apex of the orbit one can compress the bleeding vessels of the orbital apex. This pressure will immediately stop the bleeding.
This instrument is held tightly against the apex of the orbit while the sutures are inserted in Tenon's capsule. The handle is made 10 inches (25.4 cm.) long in order that the assistant's hand holding the instrument may be out of the way of the operator. The shaft of the handle is small (6 mm. in diameter), so that it does not interfere while the operator is inserting sutures in Tenon's capsule.
The tips of this instrument are olive shaped ; the large end measures 14 mm. and the small
Anthony DH. AN ENUCLEATION COMPRESSOR. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(2):274. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850080098010
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