Torn posterior capsule: prevention, recognition and management

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Ophthalmology
Creator Crandall, Alan S.
Title Torn posterior capsule: prevention, recognition and management
Date 1999
Description Modern cataract surgery performed with phacoemulsification allows meticulous intraocular control and minimal incision size, but has the inherent risk of capsular rupture. Therefore, surgeons performing cataract surgery will inevitably face the complication of a torn posterior capsule. Torn posterior capsules are reported to occur in 0.3%-6% of cases. Faced with this complication, it is best for a surgeon to approach its management with the same systematic analytical and objective evaluation that would be applied to any surgery. Keep in mind that "great opportunity is usually disguised as an unsolvable problem." Proper resolution will then provide the patient with the best surgical, and therefore the best visual, outcome.
Type Text
Publisher American Academy of Ophthalmology
Volume 17
Issue 4
First Page 1
Last Page 13
Subject Capsulorrhexis complications; Phacoemulsification; Posterior capsular tears; Shallow anterior chamber; Suprachoroidal hemorrhage; Vitrectomy
Subject MESH Cataract Extraction; Phacoemulsification
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Fishkind WJ, Crandall AS, Davison JA. (1999). The torn posterior capsule: Prevention, recognition and management. Focal Points, 17(4), 1-13.
Rights Management © American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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