Diamond Knife Repair
Delicate and precise, a diamond knife must deliver the most accurate of incisions because there is little room for error. When they fail, it’s critical to turn to a repair source who understands that and ensures that your diamond knife will function flawlessly after the repair.
That means using only gem quality diamonds and nothing less. That means returning it to you with your original blade, not one of potentially lesser quality that has been salvaged from another knife and then sharpened. That means turning to experienced repair technicians who can diagnose the most subtle of problems, and then address them.
That means Mobile Instrument.
- Blade Cleaning and Rehoning
- Blade Replacement
- Footplate aligning and polishing
- Free Loaners
- Fast turnaround
- Gem quality diamonds
- Free inspections & estimates
- RK and AK Micrometer Diamond Knives
- Cataract Diamond Knives
- Neuro Diamond Knives
HELPFUL TIPS TO HELP EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR DIAMOND BLADE
The blade is made of diamond but is so thin (0.175mm) that they will chip extremely easily. Here are some ideas that will help lower the chances of the blade being damaged.
- Have one person be responsible for the care and cleaning. The fewer people you have handling the knife, the lower the risk of it getting damaged. Be sure this person has been thoroughly trained.
- For a larger facility, you may need a handful of staffers to ensure all shifts are covered. In this case, make sure that all have been thoroughly trained. If someone leaves, you will still have a trained staff to care for your knives.
- Unless the knife is cutting ocular tissue or being cleaned, the blade should be retracted.
- Make sure the doctors treat the knife right. During procedures ensure that anyone passing the knife retracts the blade before doing so. This will also help prevent the potential for sharps injury.
- DO NOT use peanuts, cleaning blocks or sponges to remove protein from the blade. Touching the blade with anything other than ocular tissue can cause damage to the blade.
- Follow manufacturers recommended sterilization procedure.
- The knife should always be cleaned and stored separate from other instruments. Diamond knife sterilization containers are recommended.
- If you suspect the blade is loose or it will not retract, cover the end with tape to help prevent further damage or loss of the blade. Place in secure case (knife sterilization case recommended for shipping) and send immediately for repair.
- When sending in for repair, make sure the blade is retracted and ALWAYS place it in a secure sterilization case (as shown below) for transport. This will help to prevent any further damage to the blade.