JAN 12, 2018
Developing World, Glaucoma, Surgical Management
In this interview from AAO 2017, Dr. Davinder Grover discusses a new muscle hook speculum that enables easier and more efficient placement of a double-winged glaucoma drainage implant such as the 350-mm2 Baerveldt (BGI350) or the Aurolab aqueous drainage implant (AADI). When using the speculum, a surgeon can simultaneously isolate and expose both rectus muscles without the need for a glaucoma-trained assistant. It also facilitates the subsequent placement of either a superior-temporal tube or an infero-nasal tube in a more independent manner. Dr. Grover finds that the tool has the ability to improve efficiency in the operating room, particularly in high-volume surgical centers that do not typically perform these types of surgeries.
Surgeons can purchase the device from Epsilon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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