Capsulorhexis rescue after peripheral radial tear-out: Quick-pull technique

Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 04/30/2012

The authors describe a technique to rescue the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) in cases in which complete radial tears make it impossible to use normal traction forceps. A circumferential path and rapid movement are applied in the plane of the anterior capsule in the direction of the center pupil. This technique was used in 50 cases. In 47, the CCC could be completed; in 3, it could not and surgery was continued with low–parameter phacoemulsification. No other intraoperative complications occurred.

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