Open Access Opinion

Manual Capsulorhexis in White Cataracts

Aliki Liaska*

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, General Hospital of Lamia, Greece

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 25, 2019;  Published Date: April 17, 2019


Even in the era of Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery which has the advantage of creating a circular and optimally sized capsulotomy in cases of white cataract, manual capsulorhexis in white intumescent cataracts still holds a certain charm (and necessity as well, considering the difficulty of performing automated capsulorhexis in an anterior chamber with poor visibility due to leakage of liquified cortex through the initial capsulotomy). The incidence of residual adhesions was more in cases with release of white milky fluid affecting the creation of a free-floating capsulotomy [1].

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