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April 1994

An Illuminating Laser Probe for Vitreoretinal Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Johns Hopkins Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory, The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Drs Awh, Schallen, and de Juan), and the Krieger Eye Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, (Dr Awh), Baltimore, Md. This instrument will be available from Grieshaber & Co, Inc, Kennesaw, Ga. The Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory may receive royalties related to the sale of this instrument. Drs Awh and de Juan have assigned their royalties to defray operating costs of the laboratory.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(4):553-554. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090160133034

We have developed a new multifunction instrument for use during bimanual vitreoretinal surgery. The illuminating laser probe provides the functions of endolaser photocoagulation and fiberoptic illumination in a single 19- or 20-gauge instrument. The probe can be coupled to standard laser and illumination sources, and it simplifies endophotocoagulation in select surgical settings.

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