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Cataract-implant surgery on a patient with both Bell's phenomenon and strong blink reflex.

by Richard J. Mackool, M.D.

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.

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Issue #6, May 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.