Name: StableGrip™ Vitreoretinal Handle
Product Number: ET8198H


The Intraocular Instrument System is designed for posterior ophthalmic surgery. The system (Refer to Fig. 1) consists of a handle (A), a selection of color-coded tips (B), a plastic tip guard (C), and a cleaning adapter (D). The handle features a rotation knob (E) which allows the tip to be conveniently adjusted into optimal alignment. The actuation mechanism locks the tip position as it actuates the tip.

NOTE: Tip is only intended to be used with the ET8198H.


    1. Refer to Fig. 2-Installation of tip. With the plastic protective tip guard in place, hold the rotation knob firmly to stop rotation and securely attach the tip to the handle by threading the tip clockwise onto the handle.
    2. Refer to Fig. 3-Removing/replacing plastic protective tip guard. Remove the plastic protective tip guard (A) by grasping the guard at the tip end and pulling it downward from the tip toward the handle.



Hold the rotation knob firmly to stop rotation of the handle, and unscrew the tip by turning counterclockwise, being careful to protect the tip from damage.


    1. Remove blood, saline, tissue, and other contaminants immediately by rinsing with warm (between 30º to 40ºC [85º to 105ºF]) distilled or deionized water. Tissue and other residue can be gently removed using an instrument cloth or sponge.
    2. Rise instrument thoroughly with warm (between 30º to 40ºC [85º to 105ºF]) distilled or deionized water.
    3. Disassemble the instrument tip to flush out tip.
    4. Fill a 60cc syringe with warm distilled or deionized water.
    5. Refer to Fig. 4-Using cleaning adapter. Secure the cleaning adapter (A) onto the Luer connector of the syringe (B) and screw the instrument tip (C) onto the cleaning adapter.
    6. Force water through the tip, being careful to never draw fluid into the tip. Repeat process as needed.
    7. Repeat steps D through F once.
    8. Dry the instrument tip and handle thoroughly with forced air.

 Remove tip protector prior to sterilization.

  • Standard Gravity Steam Sterilization (Preferred Method): Place the handpiece and instrument tip in a clean open tray, wrapped. Sterilize 30 minutes at 121ºC (250ºF).
  • Flash Sterilization: Place the unwrapped but covered handpiece and instrument tip in a clean open tray. Sterilize for 10 minutes at 132ºC (270ºF).
  • High Vacuum (Pre-Vacuum) Sterilization: Place the wrapped handpiece and instrument tip in a clean open tray. Sterilize for a minimum of 3 minutes at 134º to 137ºC (273º to 278ºF).

Refer to AAMI ST79:2006 and your institution's policies regarding restrictions on the use of flash sterilization.

CAUTION: Allow the instrument assembly to cool at least 20 minutes before handling.

Replace the plastic tip guard by pressing the back end first onto the knurled portion of the tip and then carefully securing the protective guard onto the tip.



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