Clinical Study

Topical Anesthesia for Cataract Surgery: The Patients' Perspective

Table 2

Surgical stages.

Stage 1Topical anesthesia (0.5% propacaine) application, side port incision, air/dye injection, viscoelastic injection, preincision and clear corneal tunnel incision, and capsulorhexis
Stage 2Hydrodissection, phacoemulsification by divide-and-conquer method, and corneal rinsing by coaxial irrigation/aspiration
Stage 3Filling with viscoelastic, one-piece hydrophilic acrylic IOL in-the-bag implantation through insertion tube, viscoelastic removal by irrigation/aspiration, and stromal hydration