Cataracts are a very common condition whereby the lens of the eye becomes cloudy causing blurred vision. Over time, a cataract can get worse, eventually leading to blindness if untreated. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide. Phacoemulsification surgery is the most widely used method for cataract management.
This book presents the four main phacoemulsification techniques. Beginning with an introduction to each method and the instruments used for surgery, each of the techniques is then described step by step in bullet format, from basics to advanced procedures for complicated cases.
Edited by a recognised Swiss specialist, this concise guide includes nearly 100 full colour images and illustrations depicting both correct and incorrect techniques with detailed explanations.
· First book to bring four main phacoemulsification techniques into
· Reader friendly, step by step instruction on techniques presented in bullet format
· Presents both correct and incorrect techniques with explanations
· Includes nearly 100 full colour images and illustrations
· Edited by recognised specialist from University of Basel, Switzerland
Pascal W Hasler MD
Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO), Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
Table of Contents
1. Phaco Methods and Device Settings
2. Positioning, Microscope, Phacodynamics and More
3. Corneal Wounds
5. Hydrodissection and Hydrodelineation
7. Divide & Conquer
8. Chip & Flip
9. Stop & Chop
10. Phaco Chop
11. Cortex Removal
12. Dealing with Vitreous in the Anterior Chamber
13. Insertion of the IOL
14. Decision Taking in Cataract Operations