Cataract Extraction with Phacoemulsification and Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens
Daniel J. Hu, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
Cataract is a leading cause of treatable blindness in the world. The diagnosis is made through assessment of visual acuity, visual disability, and slit lamp biomicroscopy. In the US, the standard for cataract extraction has become phacoemulsification.
This article demonstrates and reviews the technique of cataract extraction using phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation using the divide-and-conquer technique.