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Cataract Instrument Tray

compiled by Elizabeth Gauger, MD. Photography by Randy Verdick, FOPS

Please note: Catalog numbers are current as of April 2013. Keep in mind, however, that these numbers will occasionally change.

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Instrument Tray with Lid, Storz E-7415

INstrument tray with lic

Top Tray

Description, common name, catalog number

Typical Use(s)

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Forceps

 

 

Forcep Comparison

Bonn Forcep .12 Teeth

(aka Bonn Forceps)

catalog number: Storz E1809

Holding delicate tissue such as a scleral flap during glaucoma surgery; Has fine teeth smaller than classic .12 forceps

BonnBonn

Forcep Thumb, Utrata

(aka Utrara Forceps)

catalog number: Storz 2-719

Capsulorhexis; Remove stuck haptic from IOL optic

UtrataUtrata

Forcep, Iris serrated straight 4"

(aka smooth forceps)

catalog number: Storz E1400

Holding conjunctiva without teeth for glaucoma surgery

SmoothSmooth

Forcep Thumb, Castroviejo .12 mm tissue

(aka .12 forceps)

catalog number: Storz E1796

Workhorse of ophthalmology; Holding sclera, fixing eye for suture, tying platform

.12.12

Forcep Thumb, McPherson tying iris straight

(aka straight tie forceps)

catalog number: Storz E1815S

Tying suture, placing and removing iris hooks

straight tieStraight tie

Forcep Thumb, McPherson tying iris angled

(aka angle tie forceps)

catalog number: Storz E1815A

Tying suture

Angle tieAngle TieAngle tie

COMPARISON: McPherson Angled Tying Forcep vs. Kellman McPherson Angled Tying Forcep

  Comparison

Forcep Thumb, Kellman-McPherson Angled T

(aka Kellman's forceps)

catalog number: Katena K5-5030

Very useful instrument; Substitute for angled tie; Removing material from AC

KellmansKellmans

Forcep, nucleus cracker

(aka Cracker)

catalog number: Storz 2-800

Crack nucleus after grooving

Nucleus crackerNucleus Cracker

SCISSORS

  Scissors

COMPARISON: Vannas and McPherson

 

 

Vannas McPhersonVannas McPherson

COMPARISON: Vannas Scissors (profile, close-up)

 

  Curves vs straight Vannas

Scissor, Vannas straight capsulotomy

(aka Vannas' scissors)

catalog number: Storz E-3386

Cut fine suture; Cut anterior capsule; iridotomy

VannaVannas

Scissor, Vannas curved capsulotomy

(aka Vannas' scissors)

catalog number: Storz E-3387
Cut fine suture; Cut anterior capsule; iridotomy

Vannas CurvedVannas Curved Scissors

Scissor, Westcott tenotomy

(aka Westcott scissors)

catalog number: Storz E3320R

Peritomy; Dissection

Westcott Tenotomy blunt scissorsWestcott close-up

Knife Handle, Beaver 3K 4"

(aka Beaver)

 

Holding blades; (Rarely used)

Beaver knife handle

Knife, Corneal Gill lightly curved

(aka Gill knife)

catalog number: Storz E396

Scrape remaining tissue off of sclera

Gill KnifeGill Knife

Hook, Sinskey

(Sinsky)

catalog number: Storz E545

Rotate IOL; Position haptics

SinskySinsky

Kuglen Hook, angled, round handle

(aka Angled Kuglen)

catalog number: Katena K3-5523

Position IOL and haptics; Fix eye with paracentesis; Retrieve suture from AC

Angled Kuglen HookAngled Kuglen Hook

Kuglen Hook, straight, round handle

(aka Kuglen hook)

catalog number: Katena K3-5522

Position IOL and haptics; Fix eye with paracentesis; Retrieve suture from AC

Kuglen, straightKuglen, close up

Chopper, Nagahara phaco

(aka Old Chopper)

catalog number: Rhein AE-2517

Older chopper ; (rarely used now)

Nagahara Phaco chopperNagahara Phaco chopper

Chopper Seibel nucleus (left handed)

(aka Chopper)

catalog number: Rumex 415R

Nucleofractis; Sharp plate side (vertical); Ball side (Horizontal); Can use to rotate IOL and lens

Seibel nucleus chopperSeibel nucleus chopper Seibel nucleus chopper

Chopper, double ended (Seibel nucleus)

(aka Lefty Chopper)

catalog number: Rhein 08-14536R

Nucleofractis; Sharp plate side (vertical); Ball side (Horizontal); Can use to rotate IOL and lens

Double-ended nucleus chopper Close-up, end 1Close-up, end 2Seibel bucleus chopper

Drysdale nucleus manipulator

(aka Drysdale)

catalog number: Storz E0629

Very useful ; Spin lens; Polish posterior capsule

Drysdale Drysdale

Ring Thorton fixation

(aka Fixation Ring)

catalog number: Rhein AE-2198

Hold eye while making incision

Fine thornton scleral fixation ringFine thornton fixation ringFine thornton fixation ring

Spatula, cyclodialysis, double-ended Castroviejo

(aka Cyclo Spatula)

catalog number: Storz E489

Sweep for vitreous; Reposition iris

Cyclodialysisendcyclodialysis closeup

Speculum, Kratz-Barraquer wire lid (open)

catalog number: Storz E4106K

 

Barraquer-Eye-Open-Blade-Angled-Speculum

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Description, common name, catalog number

Typical Uses

Photo

Scissor, eye angular probe points

(aka Lash Drape scissors)

catalog number: Storz E3436

Cutting drape

Eye Angled blade probe point scissors
Eye Angled blade probe point scissors

Scissor, Stevens tenotomy curved

(aka Stevens)

catalog number: Storz E3562

Dissection into quadrants

Stevens tonotomy scissors
Stevens tonotomy scissors

Scissors, Mayo dissecting straight 5 "

(aka Big Scissors)

catalog number: V Mueller SU1800

Cutting drapes

Mayo scissors Mayo scissors

Needleholder, micro titanium micra curved

(aka Needle driver)

catalog number: Micra N303W

Placing fine suture

needleholder Needle driver

Needleholder, Castroviejo straight with lock

catalog number: Codman 4140

Rarely used in cataract surgery; placing 4-0 silk bridle suture

Needleholder with lock

Forceps, Halsted mosquito forceps 5" curved

(aka Mosquito forceps)

catalog number: V Mueller SU2702

Holding suture to drape

Mosquito forceps

Security clamp, Edwards

(aka Edwards)

catalog number: Cardinal Health 200 Inc. 58425

Securing drape

Edwards security clamp

 

last updated: 04/30/2013
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