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Internal Extracapsular Technique

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 6/11/2012

Tal Raviv, MD, presents the management of a 4-5+ leathery cataract. In mature cataracts, Dr. Raviv prefers a large capsulorhexis and a gentle hydrodissection. He uses a combination of horizontal and vertical chopping maneuvers to debulk the lens but it resists fracture. After viscoelevating one of the quadrants, he converts to an internal extracapsular technique.

Capsulotomy/Capsulorrhexis • Cataract • Cataract Complications • Cataract Surgery • Cataracts • Irrigation/aspiration, IA, I/A, I&A • Phacoemulsification