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Hypermature White Intumescent Cataract

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 6/24/2011

When a hypermature intumescent cataract is punctured without any precaution, it can suddenly “explode” with an instantaneous anterior capsule rupture extending into the zonules. This is known as the “Argentinian Flag” sign due to the juxtaposition of a clear white cataract zone between Vision Blue dyed capsule. Khiun Tjia, MD, shares pearls for approaching suspected swollen hypermature cataracts to avoid the Argentinian Flag sign.

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