New support for ophthalmic drapes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999 Oct;117(10):1441-2. doi: 10.1001/archopht.117.10.1441.


A new flexible support for ophthalmic drapes with the possibility of continuous oxygen supplementation was designed for use in patients undergoing eye surgery under local anesthesia. This new equipment is easy to handle and prevents contact between the patient's face and the ophthalmic drape. To prevent hypoxia of spontaneously breathing patients, the ambient air under the drapes can be supplemented with oxygen using this new equipment and no other devices. The equipment described here is advantageous for practical use in patients undergoing eye surgery under retrobulbar anesthesia.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Local
  • Equipment Design
  • Eye Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Protective Clothing*
  • Respiration