Surgical practice kit. Ophthalmic suture simulator

E. M. Helveston, A. C. Coffey

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Abstract

A practice surgery device used for training novice ophthalmic surgeons employs an inflatable bladder that supports a human bank scleral shell. The sclera is used for placement of sutures. A light source and universal joint to support a syringe are mounted on a 25 x 15-cm base. Glycerin-preserved sclera is available from many eye banks. Up to 100 practice sutures may be placed in each scleral shell. This device allows the beginning surgeon the opportunity to obtain a feel for needle passage through tissue. Technique for the use of loupe or microscope magnification can also be developed. In addition, a deflation of the scleral 'globe' occurs when a needle is placed too deeply. This emphasizes the need of superficial suture placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)923-924
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume104
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986

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Sclera
Needles
Eye Banks
Equipment and Supplies
Syringes
Glycerol
Urinary Bladder
Joints
Light
Surgeons

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  • Ophthalmology

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Helveston, E. M., & Coffey, A. C. (1986). Surgical practice kit. Ophthalmic suture simulator. Archives of Ophthalmology, 104(6), 923-924.

Surgical practice kit. Ophthalmic suture simulator. / Helveston, E. M.; Coffey, A. C.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 104, No. 6, 1986, p. 923-924.

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Helveston, EM & Coffey, AC 1986, 'Surgical practice kit. Ophthalmic suture simulator', Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 104, no. 6, pp. 923-924.
Helveston, E. M. ; Coffey, A. C. / Surgical practice kit. Ophthalmic suture simulator. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1986 ; Vol. 104, No. 6. pp. 923-924.
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