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Phacofracture Technique of the Manual Small Incision
phacofracture technique is a new technique of the manual
small incision cataract surgery (MSICS).In this technique
nucleus is broken inside the 4 to 6 mm wide sclero-corneal
tunnel with the help of the Lewis lens loop. MSICS
is significantly faster, less expensive, and less
technology-dependent than phacoemulsification and has been
extensively practiced in developing countries such as India.
However, the drawback of most commonly practiced MSICS
techniques Blumenthal, viscoexpression, irrigating wire
vectis, and fish-hook needle is that they all require a
large incision of 7 to 9 mm, which leads to induced
phacofracture technique was innovated by Dr Sudhir