Journal article

'Layer by layer' phacoemulsification in posterior polar cataract with preexisting posterior capsular rent

RB Vajpayee, R Sinha, A Singhvi, N Sharma, JS Titiyal, R Tandon

EYE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate a new technique of 'Layer by Layer' phacoemulsification in eyes with posterior polar cataract with pre-existing posterior capsular rent (PCR). METHODS: Layer by layer phacoemulsification was performed in eight eyes of eight patients of posterior polar cataract with pre-existing posterior capsular rent. All the patients had evidence of a posterior capsular defect showing presence of iridescent refractile lens particles in vitreous with onion skinning of central dense plaque. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 43.75+/-2.5 years and six patients were men. All the eyes had vertical posterior capsular defect irrespective of the site of entry of phaco probe. Vitrectomy ..

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