The CRST Journal Club offers an in-depth look at the technologies and techniques shaping the future of cataract and refractive surgery in an engaging and dynamic interview format. Each episode features the moderator discussing a recently published study with top ophthalmic thought leaders. Over the course of the series, the CRST Journal Club will explore how advanced technology is redefining what is possible with these surgical procedures.
Episode 6: “Pop and Prechop”: Outcomes and Complication Rates of Supracapsular Phacoemulsification
by Marguerite McDonald MD, Christopher Starr MD
Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York introduces his “pop and prechop” technique as an ideal method for residents to perform during cataract surgery. Results of his study show no cases of late corneal failure, shorter phaco time, and much less cumulative dissipated energy.
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