Journal article

Techniques of anterior capsulotomy in cataract surgery

Bhavana Sharma, Robin G Abell, Tarun Arora, Tom Antony, Rasik B Vajpayee

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | WOLTERS KLUWER MEDKNOW PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Optimal outcomes of a cataract surgery largely depend on the successful performance of an anterior capsulotomy. It is one of the most important steps of modern cataract surgery which reduces the risk of capsular tears and ensures postoperative stable intraocular lens (IOL). Anterior capsulotomy is considered ideal if it is round, continuous, well-centered, and overlaps the implanted IOL around its circumference. If any of these features is missing, it can be a cause of impedance for desired surgical and visual outcomes. Manual can opener and manual capsulorhexis are the routine standard techniques employed for manual extracapsular cataract extraction and phacoemulsification, respectively. Re..

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