Assistant-controlled directional chandelier

      Chandelier endoillumination has become common everyday practice for most vitreoretinal surgeons. The assistant-controlled directional chandelier is a solution to controlling, minimizing glare of, and directing the light when using a chandelier endoillumination device (Video 1, available online). With the use of readily available items within a vitreoretinal operating room setting, the Luer connector is attached to the light pipe with adhesive dressing (A). Approximately 6 mm of residual light pipe is left exposed to stop the assistant from inadvertently advancing the light pipe too deeply into the eye (B). A handle with adhesive dressing folded around the light pipe is then created and gripped with a snap (C). Following this, the surgical assistant can hold and point the light source in any direction without compromising the surgical field (D).
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