Micro Incision Phaco

Micro Incision Phacoemulsification (MIP), also known as Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS), is an advanced technique for cataract removal that involves making a very small incision in the eye. This method allows for the removal of the cataract through a minimally invasive procedure.

How Micro Incision Phaco Works:
  • Small Incision Creation: The surgeon makes a tiny incision, typically less than 2.2 millimeters, in the cornea. This small incision size is a key characteristic of MICS.
  • Phacoemulsification: An ultrasonic probe is inserted through the small incision to break up (emulsify) the cataract into tiny pieces. This process is called phacoemulsification.
  • Cataract Removal: The emulsified pieces of the cataract are suctioned out through the same small incision.
  • Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation: A foldable IOL is inserted through the small incision and unfolded inside the eye to replace the removed cataract.
Benefits of Micro Incision Phaco:
  • Smaller Incisions: The smaller incisions reduce surgical trauma to the eye, leading to faster healing and reduced risk of complications such as infection or astigmatism.
  • Faster Recovery: Patients typically experience quicker recovery times due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure.
  • Less Induced Astigmatism: Smaller incisions minimize the risk of surgically induced astigmatism, contributing to better postoperative vision quality.
  • Improved Wound Stability: The small incision size enhances wound stability and reduces the likelihood of wound leaks or other postoperative issues.
  • Minimal Suturing: The need for sutures is greatly reduced or eliminated, further promoting quicker healing and comfort for the patient.