Make laser capsulotomies larger to avoid tears, speaker says

KOLOA, Hawaii – In order to avoid tearing the capsule, make the capsulotomies bigger, a presenter said here. “Laser capsulotomies can be perfectly placed, exact in terms of their centration, precise in terms of their circularity,” Mark Packer, MD, of Oregon Health & Science University,said during the “Cataract/IOL: Advances in Techniques and Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes” session at the Hawaiian Eye meeting. “They are much more circular than I can make even in the best circumstances – with big pupils, stable chamber, perfect view, viscoelastics.”

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