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March 1988

A New Device for Performing Fluid-Gas Exchanges

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta. Dr Kleiner is now with the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(3):421-422. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130447040

• A new device was developed for performing outpatient fluid-gas exchanges in vitrectomized eyes. This device allows the operator to hold his needle in position steadily with less effort and fatigue. It is particularly useful for fluid-gas exchanges in phakic eyes where precise needle positioning is required.

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