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January 1986

Self-Retaining Iris Speculum for Open-Sky Vitrectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation, Retina Associates, and the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr Jabbour is now with the West Virginia Medical Center, Morgantown.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(1):137-138. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050130151042

• We have designed a self-retaining iris speculum for use in open-sky vitrectomy. This speculum retracts the iris away from the central field and thus allows the surgeon better visibility and less reliance on an assistant's help for retraction. The possibility of iris laceration and dialysis with excessive bleeding, as sometimes seen with other forms of iris retraction, can be prevented.

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