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April 1985

An Illuminated Suction Needle for Air-Fluid Exchange After Vitrectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(4):595-596. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050040137037

• We have developed an illuminated suction needle for air-fluid exchange and internal drainage of subretinal fluid. When combined with an indirect ophthalmoscope, this instrument simplifies these intraoperative maneuvers in air-filled phakic eyes.