Surgeon offers pearls for best practices using phaco with dense, brunescent lens

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Richard J. Mackool, MD, offered his top pearls for phacoemulsification in patients with a dense, brunescent lens at Kiawah Eye 2014.First, it is important to have a game plan; determining which ophthalmic viscosurgical device, phaco tip and parameters to use are just a few of the matters at hand, according to Mackool.

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