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Development of a novel disposable lid speculum with a drape

Authors Urano T, Kasaoka M, Yamakawa R, Tamai Y, Nakamura S

Received 12 March 2013

Accepted for publication 29 April 2013

Published 5 August 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 1575—1580


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Toru Urano,1 Masataka Kasaoka,1 Ryoji Yamakawa,1 YukihikoTamai,2 Shoichiro Nakamura2

1Department of Ophthalmology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan; 2Hakko Co, Ltd, Nagano, Japan

Purpose: To evaluate the clinical use of a newly-developed disposable lid speculum with a drape.
Methods: LiDrape® is a cylindrical device that consists of two flexible rings of polyacetal resin with a transparent elastic silicone sheet attached to the rings. The novel device holds the eyelids between the rings, and a hole in the center of the device provides a surgical field. We used the novel device in cataract surgery (75 eyes), glaucoma surgery (eleven eyes), vitrectomy (ten eyes), and intravitreal injection (six eyes) and evaluated its clinical efficacy.
Results: The LiDrape was easy to attach and detach. The novel device was not detached from the eye during surgery. No eyelashes or secretions from the meibomian glands were seen in the surgical field, and the drape provided a sufficient surgical field.
Conclusions: The LiDrape functions as a lid speculum as well as a drape. Our results showed that the novel device is useful for ocular surgeries.

Keywords: LiDrape, lid speculum, drape, endophthalmitis

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