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Use of the phaco tip technique for lens cleavage and removal during cataract surgery

Authors Masuda Y, Oki K, Iwaki H, Okamoto T, Tsuneoka H

Received 19 July 2016

Accepted for publication 3 September 2016

Published 6 October 2016 Volume 2016:10 Pages 1925—1929


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

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Yoichiro Masuda,1 Kotaro Oki,2 Hisaharu Iwaki,3 Toshinori Okamoto,1 Hiroshi Tsuneoka4

1Department of Ophthalmology, Jikei University Katsushika Medical Center, 2Oki Eye Surgery Center, 3Iwaki Eye Clinic, 4Department of Ophthalmology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: Use of the phaco tip technique for lens cleavage and removal does not require manual hydrodissection using a syringe and cannula, or cortical removal using an irrigation/aspiration tip. The phaco tip is the only surgical instrument required for this technique. Its advantages include maintaining a stable intraocular pressure during cortical cleaving hydrodissection and lens removal, which includes the cortex.

Keywords: cataract surgery, hydrodissection, capsular block syndrome, FLACS, Dewey tip
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