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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, while 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...

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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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What Is An Eye Speculum?

Eye speculums are special tools that optometrists and ophthalmologists typically use to force open a person’s eyes during an examination or surgical procedure. If it weren’t for eye speculums, eye doctors would find it very difficult to treat a patient when they are constantly blinking. People cannot help their blinking because it is an involuntary action performed by the body to moisturize the eyes when they are dry (Keeffe). They get dry from the eyes being opened for too long. So with the eye speculums, they prevent this blinking and force the eyeballs to be exposed at all times. The speculums may look scary on the outside but most patients say they are comfortable and not painful what so ever....

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