Wire lid retractor – A new use of wire eye speculum
Ankita Aishwarya, Prabha Gupta, Uma S TiwariRead More
n 19th century, sir Louis-Auguste Desmarres, a French ophthalmologist, introduced Desmarres-curved lid retractor. It is used to retract upper lid during examination of eyeball and for double eversion of upper lid to examine superior fornix. Barraquer eye speculum is used to keep lids apart during any intraocular procedure.
In 2008, a paper clip usage was demonstrated for retraction of edematous lids, but double eversion of lid is not possible with this instrument. In 2012, a case was reported by Canadian dental association wherein a dentist lost total sight in one eye after splashing calcium hydroxide in her left eye due to ineffective removal of calcium hydroxyl apatite from recess of the eye. Chemical burns are characterized by ongoing tissue destruction for as long as the inciting agent is present.,, Thus, the earliest removal of the inciting agent is crucial in management of chemical injuries. We hereby describe an easy and quick technique on how to use wire eye speculum as a wire lid retractor for double eversion of lid……