Placing a Toric IOL

by Richard J. Mackool, M.D.

Dr Makool demonstrates marking the axis for placing a Toric IOL, discusses how properly positioning the phaco infusion sleeve prior to entering the eye helps protect the endothelium during phaco and provides a step-by-step approach to his chop technique. Proper positioning of the Toric IOL is also shown.

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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, PhacoTipsâ„ , appeared in Ocular Surgery News for 20 years.