1649: phaco wound burns

This video is critically important, especially for younger surgeons, because a phaco wound burn is a complication that happens more often that you may think. The cornea is delicate, just about a half-millimeter in thickness and made of proteins that can denature and coagulate with heat exposure. A phaco wound burn can happen in a fraction of a second but there are ways of preventing this once we understand the risks. This review video covers the risks of phaco wound burn and how to hopefully prevent it. In addition, we explain how to recognize the risks, react appropriately, rescue a case, and then rehabilitate the cornea. Great learning in this video.

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