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January 1981

Membrane Peeler Cutter: Automated Vitreous Scissors and Hooked Needle

Author Affiliations

From the Duke University Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (Dr Machemer and Ms Parel), and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine (Messrs Hickingbotham and Nose).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(1):152-153. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010154023

• A new instrument, the membrane peeler cutter (MPC), has a solenoid-activated right-angled microscissors (diameter, 0.9 mm) that can be used as a hooked needle as well. It has been successfully used in more than 50 vitrectomy procedures that were complicated by intraocular membrane formation at the preretinal level. It has also been helpful in the cutting of pupillary membranes.