Articles: PDF OnlyPhacoemulsification of a nucleus in the vitreous cavityRöver, Jens MDaAuthor Information aReprint requests to Jens Röver, MD, Städt. Kliniken Mitte, Augenklinik, Postf. 102652, 33526 Bielefeld, Germany. The author has no financial or proprietary interest in any method or device described. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: September 1997 - Volume 23 - Issue 7 - p 985-989 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(97)80068-5 Free Metrics Abstract Loss of the crystalline lens into the vitreous cavity can lead to corneal damage and expulsive hemorrhage. In this technique, the lens is released from adhesions by vitrectomy and then extracted from the vitreous cavity by phacoemulsification using a special tip. No protective liquids are used to cover the retina. This technique was successful in 44 patients. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.