Active fluidics allows high vacuum and reduces phaco energy, lens removal time

BOSTON — A phacoemulsification machine with active fluidics enabled surgeons to use high vacuum while reducing cumulative dissipated energy and lens removal time, a clinician told colleagues here. At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting, David Allen, FRCOphth, discussed a study of the Centurion Vision System (Alcon). “The problem with a traditional system is that if you’re going to use a high vacuum, you need to have a high bottle height,” Allen said.