What Resulteth from a Minor Phaco Tip Change
Title: What Resulteth from a Minor Phaco Tip Change?
Author: Randall Olson
Keywords/Main Subjects Cataract; Cataract Surgery; Phacoemulsification; Capsular breakage; Radiused phaco tip; Phaco tip size
Brief Description: This is a review and presentation of research data showing the effect of radiused phaco tips (Dewey tips) on phacoemulsification and capsular breakage during cataract surgery. Tip size, phaco power, elliptical, torsional, and longitudinal motion were all evaluated for risk of capsular breakage. These parameters were also evaluated with regard to chatter and phaco efficiency. Recommendations are made for best parameters for safety and efficiency during phacoemulsification.
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