Articles: PDF OnlyNeodymium:YAG laser phacofracture: An aid to phacoemulsificationChambless, Wm. Stephen M.D.*Author Information Dallas, Texas *Reprint requests to Wm. Stephen Chambless, M.D., 2828 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204. Presented at the Symposium for Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, Orlando, Florida, April 1987. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery: March 1988 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 180-181 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(88)80092-0 Free Metrics Abstract A series of approximately 1,000 cases of nucleus pretreatment prior to phacoemulsification is presented. Current results indicate that the technique eases phacoemulsification, especially of hard nuclei, and has little risk when done properly. © Williams & Wilkins 1988. All Rights Reserved.