Retro-illumination of capsule makes cataract surgery easier, safer in difficult cases

MILAN — The chandelier light used for vitrectomy can be utilized in cataract surgery to provide better visualization of surgical maneuvers in selected difficult cases, according to one surgeon."In cases of dense cataract, vitreous hemorrhage, corneal opacities and small pupil, we have a poor reflex from the retina, and surgery is difficult under standard light," Hideharu Fukasaku, MD, said at the annual joint meeting of Ocular Surgery News and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology.

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