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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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman
Peer reviewer comments 2
Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
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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