An inexpensive automated vitrectomy machine
A low-cost automated vitrectomy machine was developed locally by the Department of Medical Physics and Engineering at Edinburgh University. The machine uses disposable handpieces, and has proved to be user-friendly, reliable, and efficient for anterior segment vitrectomy and, for selected patients, for posterior segment vitrectomy. The construction and mechanics of the machine are described. Similar inexpensive vitrectomy machines could easily be constructed in any ophthalmic department that has access to proper medical engineering facilities.
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