Ophthalmic surgical instruments.

  • Gia Klauss
  • Published 2008 in Topics in companion animal medicine


With proper training and diligent practice, many orbital, extraocular, and corneo-conjunctival surgeries can be successfully performed by the general practitioner. Specialized surgical instrumentation is necessary to achieve optimal results. This article reviews the essential surgical instruments required for these routine ophthalmic surgeries and provides guidelines for suture selection. Recommendations for handling and care of ophthalmic surgical instruments, including cleaning, sterilization, and storage, are provided.

DOI: 10.1053/j.ctsap.2007.12.002

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@article{Klauss2008OphthalmicSI, title={Ophthalmic surgical instruments.}, author={Gia Klauss}, journal={Topics in companion animal medicine}, year={2008}, volume={23 1}, pages={3-9} }