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Removing Viscoelastic From Behind The IOL

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 9/5/2018

Lorenzo J. Cervantes, MD, presents this video, which explains why it's important and how to remove viscoelastic from behind the IOL during cataract surgery. By using cohesive viscoelastic, moving the IOL out of the way, and maneuvering the irrigation/aspiration handpiece behind the IOL without any flow, safe removal of all intracapsular viscoelastic can be achieved. Doing so can reduce postoperative IOP spikes, refractive surprises, and capsular distention syndrome.

Cataract Surgery • Cataracts • Lorenzo J. Cervantes, MD • Ophthalmic viscosurgical device, OVD • surgical pearls • viscoelastic

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