April 21, 2017 Conference


Preventing and Managing Capsulorhexis Complications

Mr. David Chang (Presenter)
Speaker Session Topic
The single most important step in cataract surgery is at the same time the most difficult to master, according to most trainee surveys. The elusive goal of a perfectly circular, centered, and continuous curvilinear capsulotomy of a consistent diameter has fueled interest in automated capsulotomy technologies, such as the femtosecond laser. This lecture will use video clips to highlight pearls for successfully capsulorhexis in challenging eyes – those with a poor red reflex, small pupils, weak zonules, crowded anterior chambers, intumescent white lenses, and elastic capsules. Strategies for managing complications such as radial tears or insufficient CCC diameter will be demonstrated. Finally, the pros and cons of femtosecond laser capsulotomy will be reviewed and next generation technologies for automated capsulotomy creation will be introduced and updated.