News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 11 No. 28 1998. December 01, 1998

Videos

EXTRACAPSULAR CATARACT EXTRACTION WITH INTRAOCULAR LENS IMPLANTATION FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

John Sandford-Smith 40 minutes

Demonstrates posterior chamber implant surgery and illustrates the possible difficulties and problems encountered during surgery together with the modifications sometimes required.

Price: UK£10/US$18 + Postage: £2/$5 (surface) £5/$9(air)
Available from: IRC/ICEH, Inst. of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath St., London EC1V 9EL, UK

MAINTENANCE OF INSTRUMENTS

Authors: Prof Dr J G F Worst and Danny Haddad Languages: English and French (advise preference when ordering). Available from: Dr P Hardus, A van, Dalsumlaan 531, 3584 HL, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Fax: +31 302109682
E-mail: PHARDUS@KNMG.NL Costs incl. Two grades (1) US $ 15.00 postage: (2) US $25.00
Payment: American Express or Mastercard or ABN AMRO ITIR Doorn, The Netherlands, nr 618926704

Review

This valuable 13 minute videotape covers the following aspects of surgical instrument maintenance:

  • cleaning
  • removal of rust
  • sharpening
  • repair of the tips of broken forceps and how to convert these into grooved forceps
  • repair of needleholders

The narration, in English, is slightly accented but clear and easy to understand with appropriate emphases. Photography is of excellent definition and sequencing has good and relevant close-ups. A text with drawings is provided to accompany the video. The subject coverage could be enhanced by inclusion of other important aspects of care of instruments, such as handling, lubrication, storage and transportation.

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