Physical and mechanical principles of phacoemulsification and their clinical relevance.

L. Yow*, S. Basti

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A clear understanding of the physical and mechanical principles that govern phacoemulsification can facilitate usage of this technique for effective and efficient cataract removal in a variety of clinical situations. This article addresses separately, concepts pertaining to the three essential components of phacoemulsification, namely, irrigation, aspiration and emulsification. Machine settings are suggested for the various techniques presently in use. Finally, alternative approaches for lens removal that are currently being investigated are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalIndian journal of ophthalmology
Volume45
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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