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Title: Pseudo anterior capsule barrier for the management of posterior capsule rupture
Authors: Chee, S.-P. 
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Source: Chee, S.-P. (2012-08). Pseudo anterior capsule barrier for the management of posterior capsule rupture. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 38 (8) : 1309-1315. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A technique that uses an implanted intraocular lens (IOL) to create a barrier for the management of posterior capsule rupture is described. When a rupture occurs, surgery is halted and a dispersive ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD) injected into the anterior chamber to prevent vitreous prolapse. The remaining nucleus is maneuvered into the anterior chamber away from the pupillary space. The posterior capsule tear is converted into a continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis where possible. Dissociated anterior vitrectomy is performed as indicated, keeping the large nuclear fragments trapped in the OVD-filled anterior chamber. An IOL is implanted in the capsular bag or sulcus with optic capture through the anterior capsulorhexis. Using reduced parameters, phacoemulsification of the remaining fragments is completed over the IOL, which functions as a barrier to seal off the vitreous cavity. Residual nuclear fragments and vitreous are cleared from beneath the optic by placing the vitreous cutter under the optic, recapturing the optic before the instruments are removed from the eye. Financial Disclosure: The author has no financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned. © 2012 ASCRS and ESCRS.
Source Title: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
ISSN: 08863350
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2012.06.011
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