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Weak Zonules: Capsule Retractors

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 3/30/2010

A monocular 75-year-old presents with very weak zonules and develops a zonular dialysis during phacoemulsification. David Chang, MD, uses the Mackool Capsular Retractors (FCI-Ophthalmics, Marshfield Hills, MA) to hold the the bag forward during nucleus removal. The bag is filled with a dispersive OVD to protect the posterior capsule during bimanual cortex removal. A CTR is placed prior to removing the Mackool Capsular Retractor and an IOL is placed in the sulcus stabilize the lens against the cilliary body.


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