University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Bad Start Gone Bad

Tim Johnson, MD, PhD; Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD

This is a case where the resident started the capsulorrhexis from outside to inside rather than the traditional inside to outside. This creates a problem because of the discontinuities creating with the initial cut. The capsulorrhexis appeared to be intact until during hydrodissection when a tear was created at the initial starting point. This led to a difficult case with a lens being placed in the sulcus.


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last updated: 07-07-2009
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