- Its called UNIVERSAL since it can be used for both the eyes.
- To retract eyelids & hold eye open during INTRA OCULAR SURGERY.
- Self retaining
- Light weight
- Transmit very minimal pressure to eyeball
- Disadvantage : It lacks blades which keep lashes away from field of operation…. -Read More-
- Screw helps in giving desired exposure to the surgeon : it can be changed as per surgery / surgeon’s choice.
- Use: in Scleral Buckling (retinal detachment surgery), requiring wide exposure.
- Screw increases pressure over the eyeball, increasing IOP. Hence its not advisable in perforated cases.
- Toothed forceps
- To hold superior rectus ( bridle suture ) & sometimes inferior rectus also while passing suture through it; to stabilize the eyeball during cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, corneal surgery.
4. Arrruga’s, Silcock’s, Kelt’s, Steven’s Needle Holder :
- “Large needle” holder viz Superior rectus needle.
- Available with or without lock
(a). Barraquer’s Spring action Micro Needle holder
(b). Conjuntival scissor / corneal scissor / section enlarging scissor
(c). Vannas’ spring action scissor