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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

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S184229

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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.

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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