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Phacoemulsification

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Phacoemulsification is a modern type of cataract surgery where an ultrasonic device (handpiece) is used to emulsify and aspirate (remove) the eye’s cloudy internal lens, i.e., the cataract from the eye for improved vision. The removed fluids are replaced with a kind of salt solution which maintains the eye’s anterior chamber. Usually, immediately after phacoemulsification, an intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted. This cataract surgery requires smaller incisions than earlier techniques of cataract-removal surgery and heals faster with lesser risk.