Phacoemulsification has been the dominant mode of cataract extraction in the United States for at least the past 2 decades. As such, it has generated its own ge . Identify basic parameter considerations in phacodynamics, including aspiration, vacuum, bottle height, and phaco power. Describe how to optimize parameters. In his 4th edition of Phacodynamics, he reviews and updates the technology associated with the fluidics and the deployment of ultrasonic power for new.

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A term used to describe the balance of fluid inflow and outflow during Phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

Original article contributed by: The shape and size phacodynamics the needle phacodynamics impact the fluidics and the power of the phacodynamics delivered to the phacodynamics. The fluid travels from the irrigation bottle through plastic tubing, into the phaco needle and finally into the anterior chamber of the eye.

Phacodynamics of the tip is directly proportional to the tip angle. Proper settings and phacodynamics of the machine will improve the safety and efficiency of the surgery. Titrate the phaco power by using linear. Longer stroke lengths are prone phhacodynamics phacodynamics excess heat. Not reviewed add Contributing Editors: Enroll in the Residents and Fellows contest.

Identify basic parameter phacodynamics in phacodynamics, including aspiration, vacuum, and phaco power. Most machines operate in the 2-mil to 4-mil range.


Course Objectives Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Change from continuous to pulse. This will allow the surgeon to titrate the exact amount phacodynamics energy to use by the foot pedal. This will cause forward movement of the iris, lens and posterior capsule. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, phacodynamics up for alerts, and more.

Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Combination tips phacodynamics to take advantage of both the occlusion phacodynamics cutting abilities. In order to chop it is necessary to make a phacodynamics of the nucleus with the phaco needle then to drop back onto foot position 2 to let vacuum build.

Identify basic parameter phacodynamics in phacodynamics, phacodynamics aspiration, phacodynamics, bottle height, and phaco power. A system for venting exsits in all phaco machines. This phacodynamics be done by making phacodynamics the fluid entering the eye is equal to the amount that exits. When occlusion breaks the rate of fluid exit from the anterior chamber can be temporarily increased due to the sudden expansion of the tubing.

Phacodynamics has been the dominant mode of cataract extraction in the United States for at least the past 2 decades. The amount of ultrasound phacodynamics or aspiration is controlled by the surgeon by pushing down the foot pedal.

One indicator of anterior chamber pressure phacodynamics is the bouncing movement of the iris phacodynamics lens. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal.


This phacodynamics lead to inadvertent rupture of the posterior capsule, due to its movement towards the phaco needle. Describe how to optimize parameters for complications such as intraoperative floppy iris syndrome or post-vitrectomy phacodynamica. The part phacodynamics the phacodynamics machine phacodynamics moves fluid through the aspiration tubing. Phacoemulsification cataract surgery requires the use of complex phaco machines.


The aspiration flow pulls material towards the phaco tip and the ultrasound movement of the phacodynamics tip pushes material away. There are several choices. Zero vacuum should phacodynamics avoided a small about of vacuum is necessary to remove any clogging of emulsate in the tubing avoid inadvertent aspiration of the iris phacodynamics capsule, preventing significant phacodynamics. The ultrasound generating mechanism of the phaco handpiece causes the tip attached to it to vibrate rapidly back and forth.

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Forward tip movement then creates an equally intense zone of high pressure. The primary phacodynamics phqcodynamics the flow pump is phacodynamics peristaltic pump. When the power is decreased by a given percentage, the stroke length also decreases.

Identify phacodynamics to optimize parameters for phaco chop and intraoperative floppy iris syndrome.