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June 1994

A Fiberoptic Pick-Manipulator for Vitreoretinal Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Johns Hopkins Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory, The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md (Drs Awh, Rader, and de Juan and Mr Walsh), and the Krieger Eye Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (Dr Awh).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(6):853-854. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090180153051

We have developed a new multifunction instrument for use during bimanual vitreoretinal surgery. The pick-manipulator provides the functions of a vitreoretinal pick, fiberoptic illumination, bipolar diathermy, and irrigation-aspiration of fluids and tissues in a single 19- or 20-gauge instrument.

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