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Do you use irrigation dynamic pressure-assisted hydrodissection?Findings in the journal Clinical Ophthalmology report that using the technique phacoemulsification was performed without complications in 607 of 609 cataract eyes.
Phaco turns 50
Phaco turns 50As the ophthalmic community celebrates 50 years of phacoemulsification (phaco) innovation, surgeons and industry alike mark its progress since the inspiration for the procedure came to Charles Kelman, MD, after a visit to the dentist.
Phaco technology evolves over timeFifty years after the idea for phacoemulsification came to Charles Kelman, MD, few would have predicted that surgical platforms would evolve to where they are today.
Phaco sleeve boosts flow, followabilityA new silicone phacoemulsification sleeve (Ridged Sleeve, ASICO) designed with a variety of novel features is enabling safe and efficient microcoaxial cataract surgery, said Takayuki Akahoshi, MD.
Next-generation phaco system design improves stability, reduces energyLos Angeles ophthalmologist Mitchell Shultz, MD, shares some of his clinical experience with a next-generation phacoemulsification platform (Stellaris Elite, Bausch + Lomb). The new platform received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in April.
Femtosecond laser surgery still raising bar for cataract surgery outcomesFemtosecond laser cataract surgery has demonstrated comparable safety, superior effectiveness, and greater efficiency compared with traditional phacoemulsification.
Surgeons favor dual-linear foot pedal for efficiency in difficult casesA survey of cataract surgeons operating with a proprietary phacoemulsification unit explored their use of dual-linear foot pedal control of fluidics and phacoemulsification power.
Reducing posterior capsular ruptureRounded phaco tips reduce the risk of posterior capsule rupture, increasing the safety of phacoemulsification. The Dewey Radius Tip, which is used exactly like a sharp-edged phaco needle, has rounded edges. This reduces the risk of posterior capsule rupture during cataract surgery.
How laser cataract surgery stacks up against conventional phaco
How laser cataract surgery stacks up against conventional phacoToday’s laser cataract surgery is outperforming the early days of phacoemulsification and may outperform current phacoemulsification technology in the next few years, explained Yassine Daoud, MD, in a dialogue about the technology.
When glaucoma and cataracts co-existWhen mild glaucoma and a visually significant cataract are both present, the risk/benefit calculus now seems to fall on the side of doing phaco, or a phaco-plus procedure, said James D. Brandt, MD.