• PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Equalize pressure gradient to maintain control during removal of intumescent cataract

    10 days ago - By Healio

    There are many challenges associated with phacoemulsification of intumescent white cataracts: The opaque lens material blocks the red reflex and hinders visualization of the capsule, the nuclear material may be quite dense, and there is a tendency for the capsulorrhexis to become errant, which can result in complications such as vitreous prolapse.Using trypan blue dye, we can stain the anterior lens capsule to aid in visualization during capsulorrhexis creation. With phaco power modulations and variants of the phaco chop technique, we can safely remove even dense nuclei while limiting the...
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