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Posterior Capsule Punch

In this dense, brunescent cataract, surge creates a shallow chamber which allows the phaco tip to engage and puncture the posterior capsule. Lisa Arbisser, MD, walks through the steps for fragment removal and optic capture of a three piece IOL through the anterior capsulorhexis.

The images used herein attributed to Steve Charles, MD, are reprinted from Charles S, Calzada J, Wood B. Vitreous Microsurgery. 5th ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins; 2011, with permission from Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

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