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September 1989

A Caliper-Hook for Strabismus Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Dr Lingua), and the Veterans Administration Medical Center (Mr Lee), Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(9):1387. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020457055

• An instrument to assist in resection surgery consists of a telescoping hook within a second hook that can be spread a calibrated distance. Its primary purpose is to maintain a constant tension and an accurate measure of tendon length during suture passage. Additionally, the grooved distal hook supports the needle and protects the globe from needle trauma.

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