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Using a retractable basket during vitrectomy surgery may help improve pars plana lensectomy.
Originally designed for cystoscopic removal of kidney stones, the nitinol retractable basket, dubbed the “Frag Bag,” can fit in a standard three-port, 23-gauge vitrectomy setup and safely remove nuclear fragments during surgery, Sharon Fekrat, MD, told Ocular Surgery News.
“The Duke team feels that the Frag Bag promotes surgeon control by stabilizing the retained dislocated nuclear material within the adjustable snare while softening it to facilitate its removal. Removing a dislocated
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