Sponges, Surgical, Ophthalmic

Definition : Sponges designed for use during surgical procedures (e.g., vitrectomy, cataracts) on the eyes. These sponges are sterile, non-adherent, soft and fast-wicking devices typically made of folded gauze, cotton, or rayon and have different shapes (e.g., spears, disks, shields) according to the procedure to be performed. Some ophthalmic sponges can be also used for safe cleaning of the microsurgical instruments used in the procedures. Ophthalmic surgery sponges are mainly intended to absorb fluids from the operative field.

Entry Terms : "Sponges, Scleral" , "Scleral Sponges" , "Sponges, Ophthalmic, Surgical"

UMDC code : 13704

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