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Removal of intra-ocular foreign bodies

Series Title(s):
Eye surgery
United States Navy training film
Contributor(s):
United States. Navy Department
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : Navy, 1945
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Eye Foreign Bodies -- surgery
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
In this military training film, two different methods used to remove intra-ocular foreign bodies are shown in detail. The first case involves the removal of a magnetic foreign body. An X-ray examination with anterior-posterior and lateral plates is made immediately upon the patient's arrival to confirm the existence of a foreign body in the eye. The contact glass technique is then used to locate the foreign body. With the information thus gained, the surgeon anesthetizes the eye and makes the incision. Diathermy cautery is performed as the surgeon works. Multiple punctures are made through the sclera all around the area of the proposed incision to prevent detachment of the retina. An opening is made through the sclera with a 1.5 mm. trephine over the site of the foreign body. The tip on a magnet is placed at the lips of the incision, the current applied, and the foreign body extracted. Pencillin therapy is instituted to guard against infection. The scleral opening and conjunctival incision are closed. Sulfathiazole ointment and a dressing are applied. In cases where the foreign body is non-magnetic, the Thorpe ocular endoscope is used. The removal of a foreign body using this instrument is alsoshown in detail. The scleral flap is sutured with tantalum wire, which has great strength and need not be removed.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
015 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
9300093A (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Eye surgery
United States Navy training film
Contributor(s):
United States. Navy Department
Publication:
[Washington, DC] : Navy, 1945
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Eye Foreign Bodies -- surgery
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
In this military training film, two different methods used to remove intra-ocular foreign bodies are shown in detail. The first case involves the removal of a magnetic foreign body. An X-ray examination with anterior-posterior and lateral plates is made immediately upon the patient's arrival to confirm the existence of a foreign body in the eye. The contact glass technique is then used to locate the foreign body. With the information thus gained, the surgeon anesthetizes the eye and makes the incision. Diathermy cautery is performed as the surgeon works. Multiple punctures are made through the sclera all around the area of the proposed incision to prevent detachment of the retina. An opening is made through the sclera with a 1.5 mm. trephine over the site of the foreign body. The tip on a magnet is placed at the lips of the incision, the current applied, and the foreign body extracted. Pencillin therapy is instituted to guard against infection. The scleral opening and conjunctival incision are closed. Sulfathiazole ointment and a dressing are applied. In cases where the foreign body is non-magnetic, the Thorpe ocular endoscope is used. The removal of a foreign body using this instrument is alsoshown in detail. The scleral flap is sutured with tantalum wire, which has great strength and need not be removed.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
015 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
9300093A (See catalog record)