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December 1987

Diamond-Dusted Microspatula Tips for Vitreoretinal Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(12):1732-1733. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060120130040

• We have developed a microsurgical spatula set consisting of four different tips and a universal handle. The set offers a range of tip angulation of 30°, 45°, 60°, and 80°. The bottom surfaces of the spatula tips are covered with fine diamond dust. The 30° tip has a blunt and tapered end. All tips can be introduced through a conventional 20-gauge sclerotomy in a pars plana vitrectomy. The tips fit on a universal handle. The set has been used as a complement to vitreous forceps in dissecting and removing preretinal membrane.