Each day, cataract surgeons enter the OR room and are confident in knowing that they will be able to successfully remove a patient’s cataract problem. Each patients condition is unique and surgical technique may vary for better outcomes. Cataract surgery has come a long way with new technology always being developed and applied. Cataract surgeons are trained and have extensive knowledge on many phacoemulsification (phaco) techniques in the removal process of a cataract. No technique is superior over the other and sometimes multiple techniques are combined for a more precise removal outcome. In the article, some of these techniques are described in more detail. Choosing the right cataract surgeon for your procedure will give you the most peace of mind in knowing that your eyes are in good hands.