Ophthalmology in China ›› 2012, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (2): 79-81.

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Correct understanding and application of micro-incision cataract phacoemulsification technique

SONG Hui, TANG Xin   

  1. Tianjin Eye Hospital, Tianjin 30020, China
  • Received:2012-03-12 Online:2012-03-25 Published:2012-04-05
  • Contact: TANG Xin,Email:tangprofessor@yahoo.com.cn E-mail:tangprofessor@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract: Advantages of micro-incision cataract surgery include less tissue damage, faster wound healing, smaller surgery-induced astigmatism and smaller influence on corneal aberrations. But as the surgical incision becomes smaller and smaller, clinical surgical operations change correspondingly, such as improvement in capsulorhexis, update of surgical instruments and phacoemulsification machine, selection of IOL and handling with hard nuclear cataract, etc. So it is important to balance the surgical incisions and security of surgical procedures and to choose the technique of phacoemulsification based on the severity of cataract and the type of IOL. (Ophthalmol CHN, 2012, 21: 79-81)

Key words: cataract/surgery, phacomusification, micro-incision