University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Session 3: Oral Exam Potential Question

3) During the start of cataract surgery, you inadvertently make your temporal wound very long.  What problems will this cause and what can you do about it?

Possible Answers

Problems a long temporal wound can cause:

  1. Corneal striae, which can impair the view
  2. Difficult with removing subincisional cortex
  3. Decreased surgical instrument mobility due to oarlocking and impaired pivoting ability

Possible solution: Make another temporal wound

last updated: 9/11/2013
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