By Thomas Neuhann, MD
    Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Dr. Nuehann started his practice in Munich, where he began promoting what was a very unpopular procedure: capsulhorexis. He founded the annual meeting of the German Ophthalmology Society in the 1980s, at which time he began teaching how to perform a capsulhorexis. For his efforts in promoting phacoemulsification and defying political barriers in Europe he received the Ridley and Worst medals, among others. He also served as the president of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. In this video he performs a standard phaco using a technical variant for nucleus removal that he finds particularly suitable for a nucleus of moderate to intermediate hardness.