Innovations in phacoemulsification technology

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2007 Feb;18(1):23-6. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e328011f9d0.


Purpose of review: A working knowledge of the principles guiding recent technologic upgrades in phacoemulsification units will help the surgeon to maximize clinical benefits from the latest machines.

Recent findings: Reduced thermal energy combined with more efficient emulsification resulting from microfractionation of ultrasound energy, and improved chamber stability from automatic fluidic adjustments are achievable with the recent technological advances.

Summary: Improved safety and efficiency can be achieved with the most current advances in phacoemulsification technology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Phacoemulsification / instrumentation*
  • Phacoemulsification / trends*
  • Reproducibility of Results