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Anterior capsulotomy using the CO2 laser
Author(s): Adiel Barak; Tova Ma-Naim; Mordechai Rosner; Ophir Eyal; Michael Belkin
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Paper Abstract

Continuous circular capsulorhexis (CCC) is the preferred technique for removal of the anterior capsule during cataract surgery due to this technique assuring accurate centration of the intraocular lens. During modern cataract surgery, especially with small or foldable intra ocular lenses, centration of the lens is obligatory. Radial tears at the margin of an anterior capsulotomy may be associated with the exit of at least one loop of an intraocular lens out of the capsular bag ('pea pod' effect) and its subsequent decentration. The anterior capsule is more likely to ream intact if the continuous circular capsulorhexis (CCC) technique is used. Although manual capsulorhexis is an ideal anterior capsulectomy technique for adults, many ophthalmologists are still uncomfortable with it and find it difficult to perform, especially in complicated cases such as these done behind small pupil, cataract extraction in children and pseudoexfoliation syndrome. We have developed a technique using a CO2 laser system for safe anterior capsulotomy and tested it in animal eyes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3246, Ophthalmic Technologies VIII, (1 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309432
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Adiel Barak, Tel Aviv Univ. and Goldschleger Eye Research Institute/Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Tova Ma-Naim, Tel Aviv Univ. and Goldschleger Eye Research Institute/Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Mordechai Rosner, Tel Aviv Univ. and Goldschleger Eye Research Institute/Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Ophir Eyal, Tel Aviv Univ. and Goldschleger Eye Research Institute/Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Michael Belkin, Tel Aviv Univ. and Goldschleger Eye Research Institute/Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3246:
Ophthalmic Technologies VIII
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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