Phacoemulsification in Corneal Opacities: A Novel Approach to Restore Sight to the Surgeon
May 2019
Meeting: 2019 Annual Meeting
Presenter: Rushad Shroff, MD
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Patients with corneal opacities don't always require a transplant and may benefit from cataract surgery alone. This video demonstrates the use of a pars plana "Chandelier" endoillumination system to perform phaco in the presence of significant corneal opacities. The microscope light is switched off and the endoilluminator is turned on to get a good red glow.This technique can safely be used in hard cataracts and small pupils in patients with corneal opacities.
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This film was submitted to the 37th Annual ASCRS Film Festival within the 2019 ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting. 

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