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Posterior Polar Cataract - When it Drops!

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 10/26/2010

Posterior polar cataracts present a special challenge to phaco surgeons because of posterior capsular dehiscence. A slow-motion phaco technique, low infusion and vacuum settings are used to protect the capsule. Despite precautionary measures, it is still possible for the nucleus to drop. This video submitted by Manish Nagpal, MD, demonstrates how to manage this complication and proceed with IOL implantation.

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