Ultra-low-energy phaco efficiently removes hard cataracts

Tokyo-A new approach to phacoemulsification incorporating prechopping and the Legacy (Alcon) system with its NeoSonix handpiece (Alcon) equipped with a specially designed ultrasound tip (Akahoshi tip) and using the AdvanTec short burst mode allows removal of even hard cataracts with a minimum of ultrasound energy, said Takayuki Akahoshi, MD.