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Inexpensive Device to Reduce Surgical Light Exposure

  • Myron Yanoff
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    From the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department of Pathology of the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Fred Kurata
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    From the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Michael Lamensdorf
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    From the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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      Abstract

      An inexpensive device that reduces light exposure to the retina during intraocular surgery is described. This disposable cap, which shields out 75% of the light, is cut from brown, rubber, surgical gloves by a 9.0 mm corneal trephine. The rubber cap is readily available, easy to use, and an inexpensive solution for surgeons concerned about possible retinal phototoxicity from the operating microscope.

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