Deep wedge removal phacofracture requires little manipulation or rotation

Woodlief, Norman F.; Woodlief, Justin M.
December 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p6
The article describes an ophthalmic surgical technique which utilizes safe debulking of a central wedge-shaped core of the nucleus before manipulation. According to the authors, deep wedge removal phaco is accomplished by first removing the anterior layer of the cortical material. The ideal size of the wedge is a 4 millimeter equilateral triangular wedge, 3.5 millimeter deep. Improved safety is said to be the advantage of this type of approach.


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