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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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RODRIGUEZ RIVERO, Darlen et al. New technologies in phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2013, vol.26, n.1, pp.157-169. ISSN 0864-2176.

The cataract surgery is currently considered one of the most frequent procedures in medicine. It is a safe procedure that is performed on millions of patients throughout the world. On the other hand, in the last few years, it has managed to recover the crystalline transparency in addition to providing greater satisfaction to the patients by becoming a refractive method. In the modern surgery of the crystalline, all the surgeons agree that the most suitable technology for the cataract extraction is phacoemulsificación. A literature review was made to describe emergence and evolution, surgical technologies, as well as new innovations in this surgical procedure.

Keywords : cataract; phacoemulsification; surgery techniques.

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