Phacoemulsification efficiency with a radiused phaco tip

Isha Gupta, Brian Zaugg, Brian C. Stagg, William R. Barlow, Jeff H. Pettey, Jason D. Jensen, Kevin R. Kirk, Randall J. Olson

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Purpose To evaluate radiused and nonradiused phacoemulsification tips to determine which tip is more efficient in removal of lens fragments using 3 ultrasound (US) modalities. Setting John A. Moran Eye Center Laboratories, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Design Experimental study. Methods Porcine lens nuclei were formalin-soaked for 2 hours or 3 hours and then divided into 2.0 mm cubes. Thirty-degree, 0.9 mm beveled radiused tips and nonradiused tips were used with torsional, transverse, and micropulsed US modalities. Bent tips were used with torsional and transversal US, and straight tips were used with micropulsed US. Efficiency (time to lens removal) and chatter (number of lens fragment repulsions from the tip) were determined. Results The mean phacoemulsification efficiency was statistically significantly decreased (increased time for removal) with the radiused tip compared with the nonradiused tip for torsional US only (2-hour soaked lenses: 2.14 seconds ± 1.94 [SD] versus 1.18 ± 0.69 seconds [P <.05]; 3-hour soaked lenses: 5.07 ± 4.2 seconds versus 2.52 ± 1.99 seconds [P <.05]). There was no difference in chatter results. Conclusion The radiused tip showed decreased efficiency with torsional US only. Financial Disclosure No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-821
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume40
Issue number5
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Gupta, I., Zaugg, B., Stagg, B. C., Barlow, W. R., Pettey, J. H., Jensen, J. D., ... Olson, R. J. (2014). Phacoemulsification efficiency with a radiused phaco tip. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 40(5), 818-821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.11.029

Phacoemulsification efficiency with a radiused phaco tip. / Gupta, Isha; Zaugg, Brian; Stagg, Brian C.; Barlow, William R.; Pettey, Jeff H.; Jensen, Jason D.; Kirk, Kevin R.; Olson, Randall J.

In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Vol. 40, No. 5, 01.01.2014, p. 818-821.

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Gupta, I, Zaugg, B, Stagg, BC, Barlow, WR, Pettey, JH, Jensen, JD, Kirk, KR & Olson, RJ 2014, 'Phacoemulsification efficiency with a radiused phaco tip', Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 818-821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.11.029
Gupta, Isha ; Zaugg, Brian ; Stagg, Brian C. ; Barlow, William R. ; Pettey, Jeff H. ; Jensen, Jason D. ; Kirk, Kevin R. ; Olson, Randall J. / Phacoemulsification efficiency with a radiused phaco tip. In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2014 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 818-821.
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