Decrease and conquer: Phacoemulsification technique for hard nucleus cataracts.

  • Hong Kyun Kim
  • Published 2009 in Journal of cataract and refractive surgery


I describe a technique to improve the control and safety of phacoemulsification during hard nucleus cataract surgery. Whereas the goal of the conventional nucleofractis technique is complete fragmentation of the lens, the technique aims to separate the endonuclear core from the epinucleus. This is done in 3 steps: circumferential disassembly, decreasing the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2009.05.038


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