In the USA, the most common method for removal of cortex is using a coaxial IA probe, whereas in other parts of the world, the bimanual IA hand-pieces are used. There are also coaxial hand-pieces that can transform into a bimanual set-up to facilitate sub-incisional cortex removal. But what can do you do if you don’t have access to these devices? This video is from a beginning surgeon who has done about 600 cataract surgeries. This doctor uses the IOL to help loosen the sub-incisional cortex and then protect the posterior capsule so that the coaxial IA hand-piece can removal all of the residual lens material.
click to learn this technique of using the IOL to facilitate sub-incisional cortex removal:
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