Small incision cataract extraction and implantation surgery using a manual phacofragmentation technique

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1988 May;14(3):328-30. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(88)80127-5.


The advantages of small incision cataract surgery may be obtained without relying on expensive and complicated instrumentation. A new technique which manually splits the nucleus and removes the fragments is described.

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction / methods*
  • Drainage
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Lens, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Suture Techniques


  • Hyaluronic Acid