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One-handed revolving technique for soft cataract extraction

Authors Kim BK, Mun SJ, Choi HT, Yang YH, Kim JS, Moon JH, Chung YT

Received 16 August 2018

Accepted for publication 1 November 2018

Published 27 November 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 2423—2425


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Supplementary video showing an irrigation and aspiration tip being used to remove the residual cortical material, followed by implantation of the intraocular lens.

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Bu Ki Kim, Su Joung Mun, Hyun Tae Choi, Young Hoon Yang, Ji Sun Kim, Jun Hyung Moon, Young Taek Chung

Onnuri Smile Eye Clinic, Seoul, Korea

Abstract: This study describes a new one-handed revolving technique for soft cataract extraction. Following hydrodissection, the endonucleus is removed piecemeal while the lens is rotated using a phaco tip. A peripheral groove is created in the 6 o’clock direction and, after lens rotation through 180° using the phaco tip, another 6 o’clock groove is created. After a further 90° of lens rotation, the residual plate is readily flipped over and emulsified. The entire procedure requires only a phaco tip; it is not necessary to create a corneal side port or use any instrument.

Keywords: cataract, phacoemulsification, one-handed technique, revolving technique, soft cataract

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