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July 1981

The Microretinal Retractor

Author Affiliations

From the Vitreo-Retinal Research Foundation and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(7):1252. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930020126015

• A retractor was developed for the scleral buckling portion of a vitrectomy under the operating microscope. The right-angled handle reduces hand fatigue and keeps the assistant's hand away from the operative field. The nonslotted blade prevents tissue prolapse into the operative field.

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