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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9

Flower petal chop: Technique for nuclear cataract phacoemulsification

Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Rajesh Subhash Joshi
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Nagpur - 440 012, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/pajo.pajo_130_21

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Objective: To describe a phacoemulsification technique to face chalenging situations such as hard and leathery nucleus. Methods: The present technique was successfully performed in 52 eyes of 48 patients, over a period of 3 months. Results: None of the patients had zonular dehiscence or posterior capsular rupture. In 40 eyes, the cornea was clear on the 1st postoperative day, while in 12 eyes, the cornea cleared on the 4th postoperative day. Visual acuity improved to 20/20 (corrected distance visual acuity) at the end of the 3-week follow-up. Conclusion: The flower petal chop technique is an effective and safe technique for phacoemulsification of hard and leathery cataracts.

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