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Dr. Tawfik Shares his Expert View on Direct Horizontal Chopping in Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery symposium replay

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About the symposium

It is estimated that nearly 28 million cataract surgery procedures are performed worldwide every year [1]. Phacoemulsification is the most common method used to remove the cataract and chopping maneuvers play an essential role to ensure optimal outcomes. 

Dr. Mohamed Tawfik is an Ophthalmology Consultant at the El Ferdous Eye Hospital in Zagazig, Egypt. In a recent online clinical symposium, he shares his expert view on direct horizontal chopping in cataract surgery. He discusses the advantages of this technique and how, with the support of the Proveo 8 and M822 surgical microscopes from Leica Microsystems, this leads to the reduction of total ultrasound energy and phacoemulsification time as well as decreased stress on zonules.

What you will learn

Symposium Highlights

  • An introduction to the direct horizontal chopping technique. Why should you choose this technique? Less power, reduce stress on zonules and less dependence on red reflex.
  • 5 clinical cases illustrating direct horizontal chopping with optimal splitting, direction and separation, and its benefits.
  • The key benefits of using the Leica Proveo 8 and M822 ophthalmic microscopes in cataract surgery: illumination, image, workflow, and compatibility with 3D systems.
  • Listen to the questions posed by your peers during the live symposium.

Watch the symposium replay

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