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#397 - 04/17/02 01:20 PM Bowman probe
Gaye Frances Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 37
Loc: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hello to all.

A beautiful warm day in Halifax, spring/summer in the air. Had a question from a few transcriptionists here today -

In nasolacrimal surgery - what we hear is Double 0 Bowman probe - would you transcribe that as 0-0 Bowman probe, or 00 Bowman probe?

Any help would be appreciated. wavey

#398 - 04/17/02 08:15 PM Re: Bowman probe
yapel Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 2
Loc: Little Falls, NY
I'm not sure, I would probably go with the 00, but now I wonder if 2-0 wouldn't be acceptable.

#399 - 04/18/02 01:00 PM Re: Bowman probe
cmt Offline
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Registered: 09/10/99
Posts: 842
Loc: Toronto
The Accutome site lists the probe sizes as 0000 etc.



#400 - 04/26/02 04:13 AM Re: Bowman probe
Gaye Frances Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 37
Loc: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thanks to all. I found the Bowman probe in the following site:Katena Eye Instruments Catalog.

It is actually Bowman 00-0 for this particular one. I know I will put this to good use.

Gaye Frances lol

#401 - 10/13/04 07:28 PM Re: Bowman probe
pattifogg Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 1
Hi y'all from NC,

Actually "00 Bowman probe" is correct for what sounds like "double 0 Bowman probe." Here's how I found out:

I found this board while trying to answer the very same question. The 00-0 answer seemed confusing to me so I decided to check the Katena Eye Instruments catalog for myself (www.katena.com if you're interested).

According to the online catalog, the probes are sold in sets of six, with two sizes to each set (presumably three of each probe are included in a set). Thus, 00-0 is a set of six probes including the size 00 Bowman probes and the size 0 Bowman probes. They are also available in sizes 0000, 000, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. All are sold in sets of six containing two sizes per set of six. Gaye's confusion arose from the online catalog's use of hyphens to group sets with related sizes sold together (e.g., 0000-000, 00-0, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8). If you click on a product number, the text on the following page clears up the confusion.

Sorry for the lengthy discussion of such a tedious subject.

I believe I will now go drink a beer and write an ode to lacrimal probes.

Ttfn, --Patti

#402 - 10/15/04 01:27 PM Re: Bowman probe
Bridget Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 292
Loc: Canada
Thank you, Patti, for going to the trouble and clarifying that for us.

There is one thing we MTs like to be and that is precise!

Thanks again... wavey
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