Corneal Trephine

A surgical item which removes a circular piece from the cornea. It is used with a spring-loaded syringe connected to a vacuum chamber, which allows this to be attached to the cornea. This holds the patient's sight in a more natural state during trephining corneal transplant procedures.

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