Title: Understanding Phaco Function
Author: Randy Olson, MD
Keywords/Main Subjects: Phacoemulsification; Post-occlusion surge; Capsular breakage; Torsional phacoemulsification; Radiused phaco tip; Wound burn; Viscoelastic
Secondary CORE Category: Lens and Cataract / Complications of Cataract Surgery / Corneal Complications
Additiional CORE Category: Lens and Cataract / Complications of Cataract Surgery / Other Anterior Segment Complications
Brief Description: This is a review presentation of the physics and function of phacoemulsification machines and correlation to surgical application. A comparison of machine types is also discussed. Important topics like wound burn, phaco power, chatter, efficiency, post occlusion surge, capsular breakage, and other surgically relevant topics are discussed in relation to phaco machine types and parameters.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds