HomeMay 2013

Video Introduction

Introduction by Richard J. Mackool, M.D.

Surgical Technique

Cataract-implant surgery on a patient with both Bell's phenomenon and strong blink reflex. Discussion of fluidics/followability, port size of I/A tip, and negative dysphotopsia incidence as related to meridional location of haptics. Autosert IOL insertion, and demonstration of anterior chamber particle movement to determine that incisions have sealed.

Advanced Surgical Technique

IOL Exchange Multipiece IOL to single piece toric IOL using Mackool Foldable IOL Removal System. Autosert IOL insertion.

Advanced Surgical Technique

Cataract-implant with IFIS RJ Mackool Toric Axis Marker (Crestpoint Management). Use of iris crypts to increase view of periphery of toric lens.

Advanced Surgical Technique

Cat XT S/P Lasik Corneal striae and aphakic refraction technique with discussion of irregular astigmatism, spherical aberration. Secondary insertion of toric IOL.

Issue #6, May 2013













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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.