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Ophthalmic Meyhoefer Curette 2/3mm
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Meyhoefer Ophthalmic Curette

Single-use, Double-ended Ophthalmology Meyhoefer Curette, with a 2mm spoon on one end and a 3mm spoon on the other.

CE marked and made of surgical grade stainless steel.

Smooth rounded tips with square-cornered shaft to aid in maintaining orientation during use.

 Purchase as an individual sterile instrument, with no minimum order volume, so no requirement to buy in bulk.

Alternatively, see our Meibomian Cyst / Chalazion Instrument set, to purchase the Meyhoefer Curette as part of a full five-part instrument set (individually sterilised and sealed instruments).

Demonstration of Meyhoefer curette tips:

2mm curette (rear view)   :    3mm curette (cup view)

    

Background Information:

A "Chalazion" is a very small lump of the upper or lower eyelid, caused as a result of inflammation of a gland of the eyelid. The Chalazion may be soft and fluid-filled or firmer. A Chalazion is also referred to as a "Meibomian Cyst", "tarsal cyst", or "conjunctival granuloma".

The Eyelid glands responsible are called the Meibomian glands, but are also known as the 'palpebral glands', 'tarsal glands', or 'tarsoconjunctival glands' (hence the alternative names). They are sebaceous (oil secreting) glands and there are up to 40 in each of the upper and lower lids. The tiny gland openings are just behind the lid lashes at the lid margins and allow the gland to discharge a thick liquid mixture of oil and mucus, called sebum. The Sebum lubricates the surface of the eye.

Occasionally, these gland openings may become blocked, resulting in a build up of secretions and resultant swelling.

 

 

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 July, 2011.
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