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Bowl and Snail Technique for Soft Cataract

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 2/8/2011

Ahmed Gomaa, FRCS, PhD; and Christopher Liu, FRCOphth, present an endocapsular approach that reduces stress on the zonules. The new technique, called the bowl-and-snail, can be easily adopted for safe and effective removal of soft cataract. In this technique, the surgeons sculpt a central bowl, followed by delivery and removal of the residual nuclear rim. The technique is similar to the process of eating escargot—hence the name.

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