Phaco Fundamentals: Optimizing Phacodynamics for Brunescent and Challenging Cataracts | ASCRS
2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting

Satellite CME Programs

Phaco Fundamentals: Optimizing Phacodynamics for Brunescent and Challenging Cataracts


This new program will discuss principles for adjusting and optimizing phaco machine settings for both routine and complex cases. Special attention will be given to surgical strategies for rock hard cataracts and complicated cases.

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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ASCRS gratefully acknowledges the unrestricted educational grants received in support of this program from:

Platinum Level:
Bausch + Lomb
Johnson & Johnson Vision

Gold Level:

Activity Agenda


David F. Chang, MD

Part 1:  Essential Phacodynamic Principles

When should I adjust the vacuum or flow? Steve Dewey, MD
How do I recognize and manage post occlusion surge? Sumitra Khandelwal, MD
When should I adjust the power modulation? Naveen Rao, MD
Panel Discussion

Part 2: What parameters/methods do I change for Brunescent Cataracts

Stellaris Sumitra Khandelwal, MD
Centurion Naveen Rao, MD
Veritas Steven Dewey, MD
Panel Discussion

Part 3: Complex Case Phacodynamics: What’s your Game Plan?

Case Presentations, David Chang, MD and Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD

  • Posterior Capsular Rupture
  • Cornea/Wound Burn
  • Post Vitrectomy
  • Weak zonules
  • Small pupil/IFIS
Final Panel Discussion & ARS

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD and David F. Chang, MD


Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD

David F. Chang, MD


Steve Dewey, MD

Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

Naveen Rao, MD

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