Steps in Cataract Surgery (Phacoemulsification Micro Incision Cataract Surgery)

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Dr Maria Savova Veterinary Clinic Nova

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1.Senile Cataract

1.Senile Cataract

2.Cataract incision: microincision

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2.Cataract incision: microincision

An extremely thin diamond scalpel makes an 2.85mm incision for the cataract removal. There is no sensation at this time. This incision is located at the edge of the cornea, away from blood vessels.

 

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3.Capsulorrhexis

3.Capsulorrhexis

Carefully a circular opening is torn in the fragile clear sac that holds the cataractous lens.

4. Phacoemuslification

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4. Phacoemuslification

Ultrasound softens the harder portion of the cataract so that is can be suctioned from the eye

5.Irrigation/ Aspiration

The last remaining soft cataract material ( cortex)

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5.Irrigation/ Aspiration

is vacuumned out of the eye, leaving behind the clear , empty lens capsula.

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6.Intra ocular lens

6.Intra ocular lens

7. Insert IOL

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7. Insert IOL

The flexible lens implant has been rolled up for insertion and is now injected through a soft tube into the vacant lens capsule.

8.Final Rinse

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8.Final Rinse

The thick viscoelastic fluid previously instilled in  the eye is removed, and any remaining microscopic cataract fragments are rinsed out as well. The small incision is generally self-sealing, and we use sutures infrequently.

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9.Post surgery

9.Post surgery

Luba Gancheva