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Phacoemulsification is a common method used in cataract surgery.

Your surgeon will make a tiny incision (cut) in your cornea (the outer layer of your eye). Using a tiny probe that emits ultrasound waves, the surgeon will break up the cataract and remove the pieces from your eye. This is called phacoemulsification. A new lens implant will be inserted replacing the cataract.

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By car: our hospital is conveniently located just off Junction 12 of the M3 between Southampton and Winchester, with free parking available. By public transport: the nearest train station is Chandlers Ford - a 20 minute train journey from Southampton Central station. The 1 Bluestar bus, which serves Southampton, Chandlers Ford and Winchester, is just 5 minutes’ walk from the hospital.

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