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Okay. So I’m gonna talk about why I think most surgeons should wear loupes or magnification, and yet most surgeons do not wear loupes for rhinoplasty. Okay. So the naked eye can see around 50 microns. These are just kind of the natural limits of the physics of a human eye. And you might say, well, guess what, I have a super human eye. Maybe you do, most likely you don’t. But this is based on studies. And the periosteal thickness. So this is what I lift up in every case, I lift up this periosteum in order to see that that’s about 50 microns. So you’re at about the limits of what a normal human eye can see under ideal conditions. Septal cartilage, what I work with inside the nose is about 740 microns. So it is significantly wider, but a lot of the time, I’m working on little insinuations and little differences between this area, little bone differences.
And so in my opinion patients will do better. And doctors would do better if more and more doctors were using magnification. And what that’s gonna do is you’re gonna have more light with your headlight and you want to have loupe magnification because you wanna be able to see as best you can in working with the small details. Let’s extrapolate this into other fields. Could you imagine a jeweler not working with magnification? It’s not gonna work. Could you imagine doing lots of detailed work on these micro things like a watchmaker. Again, it’s not gonna work. There’s a limit to what your eye can do. And so for me rather than test the limits of what my eye can do. I basically make my eyes superhuman. And that’s where I use loupe magnification.
I don’t solely rely on loupe magnification. I have other things I’ll look at obviously at the nose with and without loupes, but it’s more time consuming to use loupes because you’re looking at every single detail, but it’s also a much more detailed oriented approach for patients.