The instrument called ‘foreign body forceps’ (claw) is a novel foreign body removal instrument which will help ophthalmologists to remove foreign body without damaging the retina. While, the current technology does not allow the easy removal of foreign body of more than the size of 10 to 12 millimetre, the interment developed by Bapaye, will make it possible.
The doctor claimed that the current technology which uses magnetic machines have limitations while removing the foreign body. The instrument developed by him will give an added advantage to the surgeon as it would be easy with more success rate when it comes to removing foreign body without disturbing the retina.
Dr Bapaye, said, “The current technology has many limitations and so I started doing work on how to improve it. After many medical trials, I published about it in medical journals. And everyone has welcomed this technology.”
Dr Hemant Todkar, an ophthalmologist, from Pune, said, “It is good thing that doctor has come forward and done some research and is actively developing new technology. The current technology has many limitations while removing foreign body of more than 10 millimetre and this instrument will help surgeons to overcome the current limitations.
American Society of Retina Surgeon and European Vitrio Retinal Society have appreciated the efforts taken by Bapaye. Bapaye said that Dr Natrajan S and Dr Mahesh Shanmugam have also contributed in the project.