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Flip and Slice Technique for Cataract Surgery

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 11/30/2011

Cynthia Matossian, MD, describes her Flip and Slice technique for cataract surgery. Using a flattened hydrodissection cannula, the surgeon pops the nucleus through the capsulorhexis. Healon 5 (Abbott Medical Optics) is instilled to protect the endothelium, then a Koch manipulator is used to partially slice the cataract. After the cataract is flipped with the cannula, Dr. Matossian bisects the cataract at the fault line created by the Koch Manipulator with the phaco handpiece on sculpt mode.

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