A new retractable micromagnet for intraocular foreign body removal.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have developed a new, self-contained, small-gauge, permanent, rare-earth magnet for use in conjunction with pars plana vitrectomy in the treatment of selected magnetic intraocular foreign bodies. This magnet allows controlled grasping and releasing of the foreign body by the surgeon, thus increasing surgical control in magnetic intraocular foreign body removal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCuen, BW; Hickingbotham, D

Published Date

  • December 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1819 - 1820

PubMed ID

  • 2597075

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020901036


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States