Intraoperative peripheral anterior capsulotomy to prevent early postoperative capsular block syndrome

Juan B. Yepez, Jazmin Cedeño De Yepez, J. Fernando Arevalo

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Abstract

We describe a new surgical technique, intraoperative peripheral anterior capsulotomy (IPAC), to prevent early postoperative capsular block syndrome (CBS). Eighty consecutive patients (80 eyes) had phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation with IPAC in the presence of a small (4.5 to 5.0 mm) anterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC). Patients were followed for a mean of 16 months (range 6 to 24 months), and none developed CBS or other complications. Our series suggests that IPAC may be an alternative to prevent CBS in high-risk eyes, including those with a small anterior CCC or ophthalmic viscosurgical device material trapped in the capsular bag. This surgical technique is safe, effective, inexpensive, and easy to perform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1840-1842
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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