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February 1972

Phakotomy and AspirationA New Technique for Lens Removal Through a Small Incision

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, NY
From the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, and the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(2):206-210. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020208018

A new technique for removal of a lens is through a small (2 to 3 mm) corneal incision. Instrumentation, surgical procedure, and clinical evaluation of the technique in 31 animal eyes (26 dogs and five monkeys) is described. There are advantages of the method and it could possibly be applied to human lens extraction.