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August 1946


Author Affiliations

From the Corneal Research Laboratory of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;36(2):215-219. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890210220006

MY ASSOCIATES and I were confronted with the problem of devising an operating setup for experimental surgery which would be suitable for operating on the eyes of small animals, particularly rabbits. The apparatus which I am about to describe was homemade, is rather simple in construction and has been very satisfactory. We felt that it would be worth while to offer this description.

The table is made out of a rectangular slab of hardwood mounted on an elevating table. We used the elevating table of a Zeiss slit lamp, so that the swinging arm could also be utilized. All the parts that fasten to the hardwood table are easily removable, for cleaning. The animal is immobilized by means of four clamps which hold the paws, two side boards that lie alongside the flanks and a U-shaped neck piece. A hammer lamp mounted on a gooseneck is fastened to the side

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