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Eye Speculum Use & Types - Ophthalmology Instruments

1. Eye speculum One of the most important ophthalmic instruments in a eye surgery is eye speculum. It is used to retract the eyelid and hold it open for performing surgery in eyes. It is lightweight and therefore ensures minimal pressure on eyes. Eye speculum is usually made of stainless steel and comes in various sizes so as to fit children as well as older people. This eye speculum comes in different types such as disposable ophthalmic eye speculum, economy reusable eye speculum, premium reusable eye speculum and premium titanium eye speculum. 2. Eyelid speculum Eyelid speculums are used to prevent the eyes from closing during an eye surgery. They help in exposing the ocular surface and are strong enough...

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Different Types Of Eye Speculums

Eye speculums come in different sizes for adults and children. There are different types based on their purpose. Barraquer Solid Blade Speculums are used generally in retina practices,  Alfonso Speculums and wire speculums may be used in general ophthalmologist or optometrist office. Lierberman Style are used in Lasik Surgery with the need for adjustable opening. Most speculums are usually made out of stainless steel material which makes them pretty durable. Most speculums are available for sale are shaped similar, but have a few minor differences. Some such as Alfonso Speculums have button handles for increased gripping, while others Lieberman Style have built-in screws to control the flexibility of the blades. These tools are normally purchased by eye doctors who understand...

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