Capsulorhexis

H. V. Gimbel, P. K. Chin, J. P. Ellant

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Abstract

A continuous anterior capsulotomy without jagged edges provides a tear resistant border for both phacoemulsification and IOL insertion while allowing for excellent support and centration of the lens. Posterior capsulorhexis, using the principles of CCC, provides a technique to convert inadvertent tears into a stable tear-resistant opening as well as aids in preventing secondary cataract formation in childeren. CCC, however, is not without its pitfalls and care must be taken when performing capsulorhexis, especially in eyes with limited red reflex. Further advancement of CCC techniques including intercapsular phacoemulsification with minicapsulorhexis may help us one day realize the goal of performing cataract extraction with an injectable lens material with accommodative properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-455
Number of pages15
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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