Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cataract Surgery- Advancement

The most most commonly occuring vision defect in older population is cataract. This is mainly a surgical treatment. The recent advancements in surgical procedures has made it more acceptable. The advanced procedures are painless and bloodless.

Recently the new advancement in cataract surgery has occured known as 'Micro Pulse Phaco' or 'Cold Phaco'. We saw earlier that the procedure of Phacoemulsification is like a combination of hand held mixer vaccum machine. When we use a mixer for grinding a hard substance and when it is used for a long time it gets heated up. The same thing happens in Cataract surgery too.

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