Phaco-emulsification causes the formation of cavitation bubbles.

@article{Svensson1994PhacoemulsificationCT,
  title={Phaco-emulsification causes the formation of cavitation bubbles.},
  author={Bengt Svensson and John Mellerio},
  journal={Current eye research},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={649-53}
}
There have been reports of complications arising from damage to non-lenticular ocular tissue during the increasingly popular procedure of cataract extraction with phaco-emulsification. One cause of this damage might be the formation of cavitation bubbles. Such bubbles are known to produce free radicals and shock waves. This paper demonstrates directly the formation of cavitation bubbles at the tip of the phaco-probe. It also shows the importance of a smooth probe profile in reducing bubble… CONTINUE READING