Illumination of surgical cavities can be provided by: overhead lamps headlamps non-self retaining retractors with fiber optic cable attachment theatre staff holding and directing a torch. Preferred method is fibre optic cable that connects to a retraction system. Current Situation Oplight 180 TM
Top down illumination can create shadows within the cavity. Light may not reach the deepest part of the incision. Retractor systems take time to set up. Extra retractors can clutter the incision area. Fibre optic cables can clutter the operating field. Safety implication of the fibre optic cable Current Situation Oplight 180 TM
Solution Two functions in a single device Design of conventional self-retaining retractor with battery powered light source Reduce shadowing Light source in both sides Single use Reduces risk of cross contamination between patients Oplight 180 TM
A single patient use self retaining retractor with in-built cold light source. The Illuminated Retractor holds open and directly illuminates a surgical cavity.