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Issue #5, December 2012

  • Video Introduction

    Introduction by Richard J. Mackool, M.D.

  • Surgical Technique

    The Coughing Patient Dr Mackool utilizes special techniques to successfully deal with the patient who experiences...

  • Advanced Surgical Technique

    Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Extraction of a Mature White Traumatic Cataract This patient has had a penetrating ocular...

  • Advanced Surgical Technique

    Shallow Chamber, Miotic Pupil and Zonular Laxity Dr Mackool demonstrates the use of a pars plana vitrectomy, pupil...

  • Guest Surgeon

    Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Extraction of a Mature White Cataract Dr RJ Mackool demonstrates the performance of...













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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.