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The anterior chamber irrigator has been used by me for ten years. The two forceps are simple modifications of instruments long in use.
ANTERIOR CHAMBER IRRIGATOR
The anterior chamber irrigator is a curved, flattened cannula, slightly thicker than an iris repositor, and is fitted with a rubber bulb. The posterior lip of the cannula is extended slightly to avoid picking up the iris when one is aspirating blood or air from thechamber. Free blood, iris pigment or foreign matter can be irrigated or aspirated from the chamber through a very narrow opening. This instrument may frequently be used as an iris repositor and is indispensable for refilling or inflating the chamber after the cataract incision has been securely closed with sutures.
GLOBE FIXATION FORCEPS
The globe fixation forceps is a fairly heavy instrument. The shafts are widely separated, so that the globe may be grasped in its entirety. Each shaft