Membrane peeler cutter. Automated vitreous scissors and hooked needle

R. Machemer, J. M. Parel, D. Hickingbotham, L. Nose

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A new instrument, the membrane peeler cutter (MPC), has a solenoid-activated right-angled microscissors (diameter, 0.9 mm) that can be used as a hooked needle as well. It has been successfully used in more than 50 vitrectomy procedures that were complicated by intraocular membrane formation at the preretinal level. It has also been helpful in the cutting of pupillary membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-153
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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