Now that you have a good understanding of the principals of the fluidics involved in phaco surgery, let’s look at choosing specific parameters for each phaco mode. All of these suggested starting points are specific to the machine shown here (Alcon Centurion) and the specific 0.9 mm phaco tip / sleeve as well.
Please review the previous articles / videos about phaco fundamentals prior to proceeding here.
Do not use these suggested starting points as an absolute for your surgeries, rather understand the logic behind choosing them. This way you can set your specific machine to optimal settings for your specific style of surgery.
While I show many different modes here, remember that my normal, routine cataract surgery uses only three modes; chop, cortex, and visco removal settings.
Click below for a full explanation of each of these settings and parameters: