Optimizing phaco fluidics creates more stable environment for cataract surgery

With milder cataracts, techniques of phaco chop and femtosecond laser lens softening, phaco fluidics play more of a role in cataract removal than delivery of ultrasonic energy. A more accurate term for modern-day cataract surgery may be phaco-assisted aspiration of the cataract because the primary modality for removal of nuclear pieces is vacuum aspiration. Optimizing the phaco fluidic parameters can make cataract surgery safer and more efficient.

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