Unassisted vitreous base shaving using the modified illuminated scleral depressor

Yiran (Ian) Tan, Wilson Wong, David Sia, Shane Durkin, Jagjit Gilhotra, Weng Chan

Meeting:  2022 RANZCO


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Session Title: RETINA

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This film demonstrates the use of a modified illuminated scleral depressor during unassisted vitreous base shaving. We assembled a cost-efficient instrument using a modified cotton swab as a disposable light pipe adapter. The modi- fied cotton swab is a substitute for specialised commercial adapters and allows light pipes of any gauge and make to be converted into a modified illuminated scleral depressor. Our instrument provided adequate transillumination of the peripheral retina, and is a cost-efficient and more accessible alternative to commercially available disposable caps.