blepharostat

blepharostat

 [blef´ah-ro-stat″]
an instrument for holding the eyelids apart.

eye spec·u·lum

an instrument for keeping the eyelids apart during inspection of or operation on the eye.
Synonym(s): blepharostat

eye spec·u·lum

(ī spek'yŭ-lŭm)
An instrument for keeping the eyelids apart during inspection of or operation on the eye.
Synonym(s): blepharostat.
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With a sterile drape, the eyelashes were drawn back, the eye was covered, and a blepharostat was placed.
After separating the eyelids with a blepharostat and applying the anaesthesia, the procedure began with the instillation, every 90 seconds for a total of 4 minutes, of dextranfree hypoosmolar riboflavin drops containing agents to improve the epithelial permeability, including benzalkonium chloride (Paracel, Avedro, Waltham, MA, United States).
Eyes remained open by placing blepharostat and the cornea was irrigated with saline using an anterior chamber cannula.
Intraoperative analgesia was assessed on a numerical scale ranging from 0 to 10, before injection of the solution, after 5 and 15 minutes, blepharostat placement, incision of the cornea, capsulorhexis, phacoemulsification, irrigation and aspiration, and lens implantation, and at the end of surgery.
After instillation of topical anesthetic drops on patient's eye, lids were ruled out with blepharostat or lid speculum.