Ultrachopper for phacoe­mulsification in very hard nuclei
by Gabor Schiaroth

Video Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery

by Ashok Garg
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Since the introduction of phacoemulsification, this technique was improved continuously and became the standard of care. But for very hard nuclei high energy levels have to be applied and separation of nuclear pieces is difficult. To increase cutting efficiency in these extreme hard lenses a special tip (Ultrachopper, Alcon Inc., USA) was developed. After cutting the lens and splitting into pieces standard phacoemulsification with traditional phaco tip. This new technique increases effectiveness

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