Cataract surgeries help patients to regain a clear vision. Ophthalmologists have been adopting advanced techniques of removing cataracts from the eyes. In the annual conference which was held by Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India, at Chennai, an advanced technique of doing cataract surgeries was demonstrated.
Dr Tatyarao Lahane a renowned ophthalmologist who has performed over one lakh cataract surgeries at Dean Grant Medical and JJ Group of Hospitals demonstrated the technique of breaking the cataract and then removing it from the eye with a micro size cut in the eye. The procedure is known as phacoemulsification.
What is phacoemulsification?
This surgery is said to be one of its kinds in the world as the incision (a surgical cut made in order to operate) was of only 2.1 mm. Generally, the incision length is 3mm. One more characteristic of the surgery was that an automated machine was used to insert fluids into the eye to ease the surgical procedure. Earlier it had to be done manually.