Microincision cataract surgery may be more efficient with phaco system

September 15, 2004

San Diego-The Infiniti Vision Phacoemulsification System (Alcon Laboratories Inc.) can safely and effectively perform microincision cataract surgery. The results using a 1.5-mm incision or less from the first 50 cataract cases performed with the system showed that the technique uses significantly less power in the eye than a conventional phacoemulsification technique, according to Jorge L. Alio, MD, from VISSUM Instituto Oftalmologico de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain.