Proper Use of Viscoat® During Cataract Surgery

by Richard J. Mackool, M.D.

Dr. Mackool discusses IFIS and the advantages of Viscoat® Viscoelastic Solution to enlarge a small pupil, perform viscodissection, and safely perform phacoemulsification using a chopping technique and OZil® through a 2.2mm incision. The retentive properties of Viscoat® are demonstrated and an AcrySof® ReSTOR IOL is implanted.

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©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, PhacoTips℠, appeared in Ocular Surgery News for 20 years.