Emergency medicine magnifying loupes

Allen Doctor, Pamela V. Cutler, Jay J. Westwater, Richard J. Paley, William A. McClelland, Michael R. Abidin, Richard F. Edlich

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A magnifying loupe system has been evaluated for use in emergency medicine. Physicians uniformly preferred a Keplerian lens system over that of the Galilean lens system. The advantages of the Keplerian lens were its increased field of view and its brighter and clearer peripheral image. The Keplerian loupes allowed the physician to visualize the exquisite details of wound configuration and to perform wound closure using microsurgical techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-327
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989


  • Galilean
  • Keplerian
  • loupes
  • magnification
  • wound


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