A wetlab was set up using porcine eyes, an artificial anterior chamber maintainer, and an Alcon Infiniti phacoemulsification system (Fort Worth, TX; Fig. A). Colouring dye was placed in the irrigation fluid for easy identification of droplets on a white paper surface surrounding the eye. During simulated phacoemulsification, droplet/aerosol production occurred when the irrigation ports were in the incision, but not when they were entirely within the anterior chamber. A similar study, using cadaveric eyes and a 2.2 mm phacoemulsification sleeve, also found that no droplet/aerosol was produced when instruments were held entirely within the anterior chamber.