What tools are used for cataract surgery?

Available Cataract Surgery Instruments include:

  • Caliper.
  • Speculum Wire.
  • Wescott Scissors.
  • . 12 Tissue Forceps.
  • Utrata Capsulorhexis Forceps.
  • Mcpherson Angled Tying Forceps.
  • Mcpherson Straight Tying Forceps.
  • Locking Needle Holder.

Which instrument is used to remove the cataract lens?

Phacoemulsification, or phaco. This device emits ultrasound waves that soften and break up the lens so that it can be removed by suction. Most cataract surgery today is done by phacoemulsification, also called “small incision cataract surgery.”

What instrument is used to keep eye open during cataract surgery?

Instrument list

Instrument Uses
•Guarded eye speculum (left and right) -do-; heavy instrument but can keep eyelashes out of the operating field with its “guard” and hence left or right ones are required
•Wire Speculum to keep the eyes open during any operation; light wire instrument

How do they keep your eye open during cataract surgery?

The eye drops act as an anesthetic. As you blink, the drops spread over your eye, numbing the surface. This allows you to feel no pain or discomfort during the surgery. When the eye is completely numb, an instrument will be used to hold your eye open while the procedure is completed.

What is a eye speculum?

The eyelid speculum was designed by Dr Jaffe1 for independent retraction of each eyelid during cataract surgery. For eyelid operations, the curved end of the wire speculum fits into the surgical wound. A rubber band attached to the end of the speculum can be clamped to the surgical drape to provide retraction.

What is phaco machine?

A phacoemulsification machine is a device intended to break up and remove lenses of the eye that have cataracts.

How does a surgeon remove a cataract?

During the operation, the surgeon will make a tiny cut in your eye to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear plastic one. With the NHS, you’ll usually be offered monofocal lenses, which have a single point of focus. This means the lens will be fixed for either near or distance vision, but not both.

What is a Keratome used for?

A microkeratome is a precision surgical instrument with an oscillating blade designed for creating the corneal flap in LASIK or ALK surgery. The normal human cornea varies from around 500 to 600 micrometres in thickness; and in the LASIK procedure, the microkeratome creates an 83 to 200 micrometre thick flap.

What happens if you sneeze during cataract surgery?

Nothing untoward will happen if you sneeze during treatment. In fact, in the 15,000 procedures Mr David Allamby has performed, nobody has ever sneezed! Perhaps we are able to suppress our sneeze reflex when we know we have to. However, even if you were to sneeze it would not affect the result.

Do you feel anything during cataract surgery?

During cataract surgery During surgery, we use a local anesthetic to numb your eye so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. You’ll be awake during surgery, but you won’t be able to see what’s happening in your eye.

How do you insert an eye speculum?

Installation of the lid speculum with drape is simple: Fold the upper ring, pull the upper eyelid up, and insert the lower ring first into the conjunctival sac of the upper eyelid and then into the lower eyelid in a similar manner. Removal is also easily achieved by reversing the procedure.

What is bridle suture?

[ brīd′l ] n. A suture passed through the superior rectus muscle to rotate the globe downward in eye surgery.