HomeAugust 2013

Surgical Technique

Cataract Surgery After Ocular Trauma Cataract-implant surgery after penetrating ocular trauma; zonular defect with vitrectomy done for localized vitreous prolapse.

Advanced Surgical Technique

Reposition of Dislocated PCL Reposition of dislocated PCL with vitreous prolapse utilizing a pars plana approach followed by iris-implant fixation sutures.

Advanced Surgical Technique

Phaco Efficency Phaco efficiency in a patient with poor limited ability to cooperate. Autosert IOL insertion.

Advanced Surgical Technique

Aphakic Refraction Cataract-implant surgery (aphakic refraction technique) in an eye that is status post lasik, has marked pseudoexfoliation, a miotic pupil, congenital anterior polar cataract and iris atrophy.

Video Introduction

Introduction by Richard J. Mackool, M.D.

Issue #7, August 2013













©2014 Dr. Richard J. Mackool, MD

The machine settings, parameters, and techniques shown in these videos have been established by the surgeon.



Dr Richard Mackool is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ocular microsurgery. He is an inventor of numerous instruments and techniques for cataract removal and IOL designs, has published hundreds of papers and several textbooks, lectured throughout the world, and surgeons from every continent have travelled to New York to attend courses conducted by him. He has performed more than 50,000 ophthalmic procedures, specializing in cataract-implant surgery, corneal refractive and transplant surgery, and vitreous microsurgery. His widely-read monthly column, PhacoTipsâ„ , appeared in Ocular Surgery News for 20 years.