BLOG: Managing a posterior polar cataract

Posterior polar cataracts pose a great challenge to the cataract surgeon because they are often associated with weakness/dehiscence of the posterior capsule and have a higher rate of intraoperative posterior capsule rupture (PCR). Special surgical strategies are to be followed to minimize the risk of PCR. Counseling a patient with posterior polar cataract forms a very important part of the curriculum because these patients are predisposed to intraoperative complications. It is preferable not to operate these cases under topical anesthesia because patients often squeeze their eyes, which can lead to (Read more...)

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