Classification and precautions of ophthalmic surgical instruments

Scissors for ophthalmic surgery Corneal scissors, eye surgery scissors, eye tissue scissors, etc.
Forceps for ophthalmic surgery Lens implant forceps, annular tissue forceps, etc.
Tweezers and clips for ophthalmic surgery Corneal tweezers, ophthalmic tweezers, ophthalmic ligation tweezers, etc.
Hooks and needles for ophthalmic surgery Strabismus hook, eyelid retractor, etc.
Other instruments for ophthalmic surgery Vitreous cutter, etc.
Ophthalmic spatula, eye fixing ring, eyelid opener, etc.

Precautions for use
1. Microsurgical instruments can only be used for microsurgery and cannot be used indiscriminately. Such as: do not use fine corneal scissors to cut the rectus suspension wire, do not use microscopic forceps to clip muscles, skin and rough silk threads.
2. Microscopic instruments should be immersed in a flat-bottomed tray during use to prevent the tip from being bruised. The instrument should be careful to protect its sharp parts, and should be handled with care.
3. Before use, boil new instruments with water for 5-10 minutes or perform ultrasonic cleaning to remove impurities.

Postoperative care
1.After the operation, check whether the instrument is complete and easy to use, and whether the sharp instrument such as the tip of the knife is damaged. If the instrument is found to be in poor performance, it should be replaced in time.
2. Use distilled water to wash blood, body fluids, etc., before sterilizing the instruments after use. Normal saline is prohibited, and paraffin oil is applied after drying.
3. Use distilled water to ultrasonically clean valuable sharp instruments, then rinse them with alcohol. After drying, add a protective cover to protect the tips to avoid collision and damage, and put them in a special box for later use.
4. For instruments with lumen, such as: phacoemulsification handle and injection pipette must be drained after cleaning, so as to avoid instrument failure or affect disinfection.

Post time: Oct-09-2022