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The Pupil Snap Sign of Posterior Capsular Rupture

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 8/31/2012

Ronald Yeoh, MD, describes the "pupil snap" sign which signals posterior capsular rupture during hydrodissection. He shares several cases in which hydrodissection was performed when the anterior chamber is a closed system. The "pupil snap" sign is a sign a hydro rupture of the posterior capsule and occurs when the fluid wave is obstructed by cortical adhesions.

Cataract • Cataract Complications • Cataract Surgery • Hydrodissection


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