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Is Universal Eye Speculum Same as Barraquer Eye Speculum?

The wire series barraquer speculum also known as Universal Eye Speculum is easy to use and effective for functioning. The wire is so small that it does not create any kind of disturbances in the visibility of the operating site or in the maneuverability of the clinical tool. Best use for the cataract surgeries, the barraquer eye speculum avoids any force on the globe. To know more, click here.

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Barraquer Speculum- A Cataract Surgical Tool

Are you aware of the purpose of the Barraquer Eye Speculum? It is an important surgical tool to hold open the lids of the eyes. The phacoemulsification or cataract, the barraquer speculum are mostly used in the ophthalmic procedures. The barraquer eye speculum is used to support the eyes specialist with augmented visualization. It gives access to the precise site of the surgery. With the use of the barraquer speculum, the globe is safe without much pressure on it as this speculum is lightweight. The surgeon can increase the pressure of the tool to a certain extent by using the wire on the barraquer wire speculum. It is the point where the speculum is held as the instrument is somewhat...

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Alfonso Speculum- A Widely Used Pediatric Tool

Do you need to have a close look at the globe? The Alfonso Speculum allows you to have an expanded visualization of the globe. The physician or the assistant can easily handle the Alfonso speculum as it is lightweight with thumb rest feature.  Due to its light frame, the Alfonso speculum is also easy to insert. The Alfonso eye speculum opens 27mm wide and is made up of stainless steel with satin finish. The extra-small size speculum's overall length is 1-3/4in (45mm) and the blades are 5mm wide. The Alfonso eye speculum is the high demand tools that are widely used in the pediatric surgeries. The childhood blindness is usually caused by the retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). When the vision...

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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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History Of Eye Speculums

The first types of speculums ever made were designed to force open the vagina, rectum, etc now know as grave speculums. Archaeological evidence suggests the ancient Romans and Greeks were the original civilizations to use speculums for these purposes (Wikipedia). About a thousand years later during the medieval era, people started discovering optics and the use of glasses in order to see more clearly. The 13th century would be when the first pair of eyeglasses was invented by an Italian inventor (Wikipedia). But it wasn’t until the 19th and 20th centuries when eye speculums began being used in the field of optics. This greatly assisted eye doctors in treating patients and coming up with new innovations that would forever change...

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