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Piercing the Darkness - Cataract Surgery on a Blind Eye

  Channels: Cataract Surgery, General | Posted 7/22/2011

An injury more than 25 years ago resulted in a blind eye, but a recent vascular event in the fellow eye which left this patient completely blind compelled Alan Aker, MD, to operate on what was considered an inoperable cataract. The pupil is mechanically stretched with a Pupil Beeler Iris Retractor and OVD. A can-opener capsulotomy is performed but scissors are needed to cut away the fibrotic capsule. After a phaco-flip technique is used to remove the dense cataract, an IOL is inserted.

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