Main steps in the operation

  • bottom, from left to right:

  • opening of the lens capsule (capsulorhexis)
  • ultrasound suction of lenticular nucleus (phako-emulsification)
  • inserting the artificial len

The eyeball is opened using the smallest possible incision, at the side at the border to the cornea.

The wafer thin lens capsule is opened in a circle and the cloudy mass removed leaving behind a clear, empty lens capsule.

Artificial lens with fine attachment filaments

A small plastic lens is inserted into the empty lens capsule.