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September 1981

A Linear Suction Control for the Vitreous Cutter (Ocutome)

Author Affiliations

From the Vitreo-Retinal Research Foundation and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, Memphis (Dr Charles); and the Department of Research and Development, Cooper Medical Devices Corp, San Leandro, Calif (Dr Wang).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(9):1613. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930020487018

• A linear suction control pedal was developed as an integral part of the vitreous cutter (Ocutome 8000). This pedal eliminates abrupt onset of suction, uses minimal necessary suction force on a continuous basis, and eliminates control by the technician.

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