Phaco prechopping as an option in high-volume cataract services

Virgilio Galvis, Alejandro Tello, Luis J. Escaf, Victor Rojas, Maria Angélica Cortez

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Prechopping techniques, described by Akahoshi, uses mechanical energy to perform nucleofractis of the nucleus with specially designed forceps. We found it to be very useful in our high-volume cataract services, in terms of safety, decreasing of surgical time, and efficiency, being suitable for almost every case of cataract, even the blacky brunescent nuclei. We will describe in detail, our techniques for prechopping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2007


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