Soft versus Dense Cataracts

Our guest surgeon, Dra. Luz Marina Melo from Colombia, shows us two very different techniques for soft versus dense cataracts. The soft cataract shown here is a posterior polar cataract and she performs pre-chop nucleus division prior to hydro-dissection — the video will explain why. Then for the dense cataract, she uses the ultra-chopper which is an attachment for the phaco probe which uses ultrasound energy to penetrate the dense nucleus.

Both of these techniques are masterfully performed and there are so many great pearls to use. Thank you doctora for the great videos!

click below to watch the techniques for soft versus dense cataracts:

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