Journal article

A rapid technique for en masse soft cataract phacoemulsification

Rohit Om Parkash, Shruti Mahajan, Tushya Om Parkash, Rasik B Vajpayee, Tushar Om Parkash

CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: To describe a new, en masse, stepwise technique for purely soft cataracts. Methods: RAPID, a soft cataract phacoemulsification technique, is an acronym-based procedure where R is rotation of nucleus, A is alignment of phacoemulsification tip sideways, P is placement of tip adjacent to the nuclear rim, I is impaling of tip into nuclear rim and D is devouring wherein nucleus is aspirated/emulsified. RAPID technique was performed in 54 eyes of 54 patients (31 males and 23 females; mean age 46.35±3.95 years). The soft nucleus was emulsified, after performing hydrodissection, in a stepwise manner in the safe zone away from posterior capsule and corneal endothelium. Centurion/Infiniti Pha..

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