The Sindt Ophthalmic Spatula is an ophthalmic spatula designed for Meibomian gland evaluation and expression.  The unique curved surfaces allow one side to uniformly evert the eyelid for evaluation of the Meibomian glands while the other side can be used to assist in the expression of the Meibomian glands.  The spatulas have been used in over 100 patients to consistently evaluate and express Meibomian glands at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  

The spatula is available as either a reusable metal instrument or a disposable plastic instrument. 

The reusable Sindt Ophthalmic Spatula should be cleaned and autoclaved according to the Instructions for Use between patients. The disposable spatula is provided as a sterile, single-use instrument and should be disposed of after use. 

One size, intended for use in adults only.