Author | Kerry D. Solomon, MD

Dr. Solomon, professor of ophthalmology, Storm Eye Institute, and medical director, Magill Laser Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

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Unique model illustrates fluidic flow during torsional phaco

Charleston, SC-Torsional phacoemulsification, which is accomplished with the OZil handpiece (Alcon Laboratories), is the newest incarnation of a phacoemulsification process that has remained virtually unchanged for 4 decades, since Charles Kelman, MD, introduced ultrasonic phacoemulsification. The improvements promised by this torsional technology include less dispersion of nuclear fragments, improved cutting performance, and improved thermal safety profile.

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