INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USE, CLEANING, AND MAINTENANCE OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Easy Surgery surgical instruments (eye speculum, McPherson forceps, Capsulhorexis forceps, Lester hook, and Bonn forceps) are ophthalmic surgical instruments intended for the performance of surgical procedures, such as cutting and scraping, and must be used and handled by qualified personnel.

Easy Surgery surgical instruments are NOT STERILE when delivered Prior to their first use, they must undergo the full treatment process consistent with used instruments. After cleaning, a visual inspection of the instruments must be carried out to ensure that the instruments are macroscopically clean.

 

WARNING: PRIOR TO EACH USE, THE INSTRUMENTS MUST BE DECONTAMINATED, CLEANED, AND STERILIZED.

The following are recommendations for the maintenance of our surgical instruments:

Decontamination:

Soak the instrument in a decontaminating bath prepared according to the recommendations of the manufacturer.
We do not recommend using sodium hypochlorite, which is corrosive to stainless steel.

Sterilization (physical inactivation of non-conventional transmissible agents):

Sterilize the instrument in an autoclave using an approved cycle. (The recommended settings are 18 minutes at 134°C/293°F, under 2 bar of pressure).
Be sure to use a suitable case for this sterilization method. Be sure that the instruments are open when treated for more uniform sterilization.

Rinse after use:

Do not allow blood or tissue to dry onto the instrument. Rinse the instrument immediately after each use with demineralized or distilled water.

Rinse after use:

  • Handle instruments made of different metals separately.
  • Do not mix instruments in good condition with instruments that are corroded or damaged.
  • Check the functionality and cleanliness of each instrument after cleaning.
  • Never use saline solution (BSS) to rinse instruments.

Cleaning:

Use one of the following methods to clean instruments immediately after leaving the operating room:

  • With a soapy solution and a soft bristle brush
  • In an ultrasonic cleaner for at least 5 minutes
  • In a washing machine
  • Dry the instrument quickly and completely (compressed air, dryer, etc.).

Chemical inactivation of non-conventional transmissible agents:

We recommend using a 1 N soda solution, prepared with demineralized water, soaking for 60 minutes at 20°C/68°F.
This inactivation must be followed by very thorough rinsing until the pH of the bath is neutral.
Presence of soda residue on the instruments during sterilization causes significant corrosion. Chloride ions in tap water makes the soda solution corrosive, which is why demineralized water must be used.
Rinse the instrument thoroughly with demineralized water.

Storage:

Store instruments in a clean, dry area to prevent the packaging from condensation.
Keep the active part of the instrument protected during storage.
Do not store instruments near products or in an environment that may cause corrosion or magnetism.

Instructions for Use version 1, dated 10.22.18