Debulking of Lens Fragments

  • Rajen Gupta


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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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajen Gupta
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  1. 1.Newcastle Eye Centre Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK

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