An eye speculum is a device that holds the eyelids and lashes out of the way during ophthalmologic procedures. Lam et al. described that ophthalmological surgical pain is usually controlled using eye drops [1]. However, in many cases the major source of pain or discomfort for the patients is not due to the surgery itself, but rather due to the eye speculum forcing the eyelids open [1]. Eyeball and eyelid physiological variation from patient to patient can cause variations in patient pain and make it difficult for one speculum design to universally work for most patients [1]. Some eye specula include tubes for aspiration that is used to remove excess tear production on the eyeball surface. As aspirating speculum may aggravate dry eyes after surgery, the aspirating capabilities are ideally optional and at the discretion of the surgeon [...

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