This report is a brief description of a modified Hosford-Hick needle combined with a flexible tip. The needle is made by replacing the short rigid tip of the Hosford-Hick needle with a wire tip, which is gradually tapered to a blunt end. The flexible tip is 11/4 inches (3 cm.) long and is made of 14 gage wire.
The flexible tip is easily bent to any desired shape, so that for the O'Connor cinch operation 1 the needle will pass smoothly between the muscle strips without the use of a needle holder.
Smukler ME. A FLEXIBLE NEEDLE FOR THE O'CONNOR CINCH OPERATION. Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(1):112. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860070128012
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