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Aphakic Refraction

by Richard J. Mackool, M.D.

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. The use of Trypan blue, Beehler pupil dilator and capsular tension ring are demonstrated.

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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.