Debulking of Lens Fragments
When novice surgeons perform nucleus disassembly, the lens fragments are often of an irregular size and shape. It is more technically demanding to remove larger sized fragments, as it requires additional bimanual manipulation and the surgeon must exert better phaco probe control. This chapter will introduce a technique of breaking down large fragments (or even medium sized fragments) into smaller pieces. This is a fundamental skill and it is recommended that novice surgeons gain experience in performing it before taking on whole lens removal.
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