Bimanual Phaco: Mastering the Phakonit

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Amar Agarwal
SLACK, 2005 - Medical - 269 pages
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One of the hottest topics in ophthalmology and cataract surgery today is bimanual phaco. Take your surgical skills to new heights with Bimanual Phaco: Mastering the Phakonit/MICS Technique.

Technological advances have brought this microincisional surgery (MICS) to the forefront of the field in safety and accuracy. Written by the pioneer of bimanual phaco, Dr. Amar Agarwal, this break-through text covers all aspects of bimanual phaco and how one can master the technique. Bimanual Phaco will explain how to manage complications and the implantation of various ultrasmall incision IOLs.

With world-renowned contributions from 25 of the world's experts in cataract surgery, key points at the end of each chapter, and over 200 color photographs and illustrations, Bimanual Phaco will launch today's surgeon into the future and the new era of 1 mm cataract surgery.

Dr. Amar Agarwal is the distinguished winner of the 4th Kelman Award Presented by the Hellenic Society of Intra Ocular Implant and Refractive Surgery

Dr. Amar Agarwal is the distinguished winner of the Barraquer Award Presented by the Keratomileusis Study Group

Inside You Will Find:

  • The evolution of bimanual phaco.
  • The importance of temperature in bimanual phaco.
  • Use of the air pump.
  • Topography and importance of fluidics in bimanual phaco.
  • The instruments and machines for bimanual phaco.
  • Various surgical techniques such as three port bimanual phaco and refractive lens exchange.
  • Ultrasmall incision IOLs and their implantation.

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About the author (2005)

Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth is the pioneer of Phakonit—Phako with Needle Incision Technology. This technique became popularized as bimanual phaco, microincision cataract surgery (MICS), or microphaco. He also discovered no anesthesia cataract surgery and FAVIT, a new technique to remove dropped nuclei. The use of an air pump to increase the fluid into the eye in bimanual phaco and co-axial phaco has helped prevent surge and built the basis of various techniques of forced infusion for small incision cataract surgery. He was also the first to use trypan blue for staining epiretinal membranes and published the details in his four volume textbook of ophthalmology. His latest discovery is a new refractive error called Aberropia.

Dr. Agarwal has received many awards for his work done on bimanual phaco, the most significant being the Barraquer Award. He has also written more than 20 books that have been published in various languages—English, Spanish, and Polish.

In his center, he also trains doctors from all over the world in phaco, bimanual phaco, LASIK, and retina surgery. Dr. Amar Agarwal is the director of Dr. Agarwal's Group of Eye Hospitals. He practices at Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital in Chennai, India.

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