By Jonel Steffen, MBCHB; Pieter Van Der Merwe, MBCHB; Tina Felfeli, MD; Efrem Mandelcorn, MD
    1-Minute Video
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous

    In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Jonel Steffen and colleagues present their assistant-controlled directional chandelier technique. This method uses items readily available within a vitreoretinal operating room to control and direct light, and minimize glare when using a chandelier endoillumination device. They attach a luer connector to the light pipe with adhesive dressing, leaving about 6 mm of residual light pipe exposed. This stops the assistant from inadvertently advancing the light pipe too deeply into the eye. To create a handle, they fold the label around the light pipe and use a snap to grip the label. Using this approach, the surgical assistant can hold and point the light source in any direction without compromising the surgeon's surgical field.

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