(Many different designs of forceps are available in ophthalmic surgery. Only the most commonly used are described here. Some of the forceps have been described elsewhere but for completeness are included here.)

Moorfields forcep. This has been described under instruments for strabismus operation. The grooves at the tip allow easy grasping of the slippery conjunctiva.

Utrata  forceps
Utrata forcep with magnified tips.
The forceps have sharp tips which are perpendicular to the body. They are designed specially for tearing the capsule or completing the capsulorrhexis during cataract extraction.

Adson forcep.
This forcep is designed for grasping skin during oculoplastic surgery. The tips have teeth set at right angle to each other. 

Colibri forcep. 
Colibri means bird in Italian and refers to the original design of the forceps. The forcep is designed to perform several functions. 
The tooth at the tip is ideal for holding the corneal or scleral edge when passing a suture. It can also be used for gasping iris tissue. In addition, there is a flat platform behind the tips which allows for suture-tying. The long and thin body also means that the surgical view is not obstructed during the surgery.

Bishop-Hammon's forceps.
The teeth at the tips are at right angle to the body. It is used for gasping tissue.

Castroviejo forceps.
The teeth are forward-angled for easy grasping and manipulation of tissues.

Pierse forceps.
The tips have opposing flat surface and causes less trauma. However, the grasp may be less stable than other tooth forceps.

Stright Mcpherson forcep
Angled Mcpherson forcep
Mcpherson forcep.
These forcep may be angle or straight. The tip has a flat platform designed for tying fine suture. It is commonly used in corneal graft and during  extract capsular cataract extraction . It should not be used for holding tissues as it can crash them.

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