neat trick: morgan lens for lateral canthotomy

9 Apr

from March’s ACEP Now:

couple neat tricks to keep in your back pocket for the rare but nerve-wracking procedure

 

LATERAL CANTHOTOMY, TIP 1:

place a Morgan lens to protect the globe from iatrogenic rupture

risk: corneal abrasion

benefit: less likely to poke the globe

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LATERAL CANTHOTOMY, TIP 2:

bent paper clip to hook/retract the eyelid bluntly

easy to find, low-cost

 

There you go.

 

References: ACEP Now article + picture from article

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