Derived from Phacoemulsification, Phaco refers to modern cataract surgery in which the eye's internal lens is emulsified with an ultrasonic handpiece and aspirated from the eye. Aspirated fluids are replaced with irrigation of balanced salt solution, as a result maintaining the anterior chamber, as well as cooling the handpiece.
Before Phaco, one or more incisions are made in the eye to allow the introduction of surgical instruments. Our specialized surgeon then removes the anterior face of the capsule that contains the lens inside the eye.
Phacoemulsification surgery involves the use of a machine with microprocessor-controlled fluid dynamics. These can be based on peristaltic or a venturi type of pump.