Strabismus Surgery using Wright Grooved Hook (by Dr. Wright) – Caution surgical video
This video shows strabismus surgery using a novel instrument for suturing the extraocular muscle developed and patented by Dr Wright – the Wright Grooved Hook. The “Wright grooved hook” produced by Titan surgical is a titanium hook with a central groove that is angled at 20 degrees towards the handle (US patent #D535,744).
The Wright grooved hook provides excellent exposure for suturing of the muscle insertion during strabismus surgery and its length allows for self retraction of the conjunctiva. This hook gives added safety by preventing inadvertent scleral perforation.
The groove hook is facilitates the suturing of virtually all muscles, but is most helpful when suturing tight or contracted muscles (e.g., thyroid related strabismus, and congenital fibrosis syndrome).