University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Session 1: Oral Exam Potential Question

1) During cataract surgery, you break the posterior capsule and decide to switch from placing a one-piece acrylic to a 3-piece IOL.  Name one thing that you need to do differently when preparing to use a 3-piece IOL (instead of single piece acrylic IOL).

Possible Answers

  1. Change from a Monarch C to B cartridge
  2. Enlarge the wound slightly (i.e. to 3.0 mm)
  3. You do not fold the trailing haptic of a 3 piece IOL
last updated: 9/11/2013
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