Sterilization is one of the most important processes in every hospital using reusable surgical instruments. Sterilization is essential for decontamination of the surgical instruments, which further prevents infection in patients and ensures integrity of diagnosis samples.
Surgical instruments no doubt have been the most important tools in surgeries since there inceptions. With time there have been changes in the size, quality and usage of tools for better surgeries. Disposable surgical instruments have proved to be one of the best inventions in this field with increased control on widespread diseases.
The Indian Ophthalmology department along with UNC Health care department of ophthalmology is observing October as eye injury prevention month. It has started with a vision to make you all aware of the eye injuries occurring in daily life and their prevention.
With winters approaching next month use of room heaters will also increase. No doubt these heaters protect us from chilling breezes in winters, but at the same time these also give us various problems. And one of the major problems people notice in winters is dry eyes.
Nowadays wide variety of medical instruments are being used and packed in a clean medical set up. The disposable surgical instruments are sterile and ready to use. They are made of high quality medical grade stainless steel with a stain finish to minimize any kind of glare.
If you ask surgeons about surgical instruments they use, they will provide you a long list of instruments. But one common instrument mentioned by all the ophthalmologists is surgical knife. These might differ in size or material for cataract surgery or glaucoma surgery, but these have equal importance in every minor to major surgery.
Glaucoma, which is also referred as “sneak thief of sight” as it doesn’t show any symptoms, and once your vision is lost, it’s permanent. Every January, a National Glaucoma Awareness Month is also conducted in order to create awareness. 40% of your vision can be lost due to the disease and that too without your notice.
The best way to detect an eye issue is through professional eye examination. The ophthalmic strips are used for diagnosing various kinds of visual defect or distortions in the corneal epithelium by spotting the areas of cellular loss.
An eye surgery is full of precision and conducted by keeping all the safety issues in mind. Eyes are made of complex organs and many parts of the body work together to produce clear vision. There are different kinds of devices used to provide consistency, convenience and safety. These devices are sterilized and especially designed for the surgeries, hence reduce the risk of infection and cross contamination.
Eyes are important because they provide us vision. The process begins when light enters our eyes through retina. Sometimes due to old age or other medical condition comes up and we have to go for surgeries. In the eye surgeries PVA sponges are widely used because of their importance in providing assistance.
In this tough economic climate especially in a medical set-up the reprocessing of surgical instruments is tough but going for single-use surgical instruments can save considerable time, costs and even lives. It has been observed that headaches and costs make sure that the instruments have to be sterilised well.
Reprocessing of single use single use surgical instruments has always been a hot topic. There is huge debate on it. This article deals with some of the major points related to sterilization and reuse of single use surgical instruments.
Contact lenses are one of the widely used options by the youth to enhance their looks and to get rid of glasses. But do you know, it is one of the biggest causes of dry eye problem also. If not used properly, it can contact lenses can damage your vision instead of helping you. Find out how these can become enemies for your eyes.
Technological advancement has drastically improved every sphere of life. Even the medical industry has developed a lot with digital medical equipments and robotic surgeries. The evolving technology has even extended to sterilization instruments as well as sterilization process.
Wire speculum is one of the most commonly used surgical instruments during different ocular surgeries like cataract, refractive surgery, corneal surgery etc. Though the instruments provides great help to the surgeons by holding back patient’s lids to make these accessible during surgery, this can create serious problems as well.
Cellulose sponges are convenient to use and hygienic in nature. They are used for disposable ophthalmic instruments and assure high performance & safety; whereas Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose solution is used to as a lubricant for eyes, especially for dry eyes problem.
Eyes have to perform a lot of functions like creating tears, defining colors and making us see the world. Any problem in its functionality hampers our smooth life. Dry eye is one of the problems many people come across. They visit doctors to find cause of fewer tears and doctors use different eye strips to find the reason.
There are number of circumstances that might call for an eye surgery right from vision saving procedures to cosmetic alterations. Each treatment has its own benefits, risks and indications. This starts from orbital implants to corrective treatments and at the same time this advancement can tackle any condition including a successful solution.
Today the healthcare industry is undergoing a sea change and to combat the rising costs as well as to control infection there has been a growing trend of disposable surgical instruments. Any healthcare set-up can get an array of single-use ophthalmic blades that best fits the surgeon and patient needs.
Cataract is a very common eye problem which is faced in old age. During cataract surgery and other procedures performed on the anterior chamber of the eyes ophthalmic viscosurgical devices are essential tools. They are transparent, gel like substances which provide both viscosity and elastic to the eyes and help to restore and maintain the shape.
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