Modified anterior capsulotomy technique and histopathology of the anterior capsule in cataracts after prolonged exposure to intravitreal silicone oil

Chi Wah Yung, Alejandro Oliver, Jose M. Bonnin, Hua Gao

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Cataract development is common in phakic eyes after pars plana vitrectomy and exposure to silicone oil. Anterior capsule rigidity is frequently encountered during cataract surgery in these cases. We report a capsulotomy technique to overcome capsule rigidity, as well as the histopathological findings of the anterior capsule after prolonged exposure to silicone oil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2020-2023
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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