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August 1991

Instrumentation for Superior Cortex Removal

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Nagoya (Japan) University School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(8):1170-1171. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080080132047

• A recently developed aspiration tip and suction distributor for use in cataract surgery allow two-handed aspiration of the residual cortex lentis through the two incisions used in two-handed phacoemulsification. The instruments also facilitate removal of the cortex lentis at the 12 o'clock position, which is sometimes difficult to aspirate with an irrigation-aspiration tip only.