Capsulorhexis Pivoting

The key to making a great capsulorhexis is understanding the pivoting technique. This allows us to float within the incision…

Capsulorhexis: Good vs Great

In this picture, the capsulorhexis on the left is good because it is centered, continuous, and an appropriate size, but…

Leukocoria in a newborn baby

Leukocoria in a newborn baby is an urgent situation that needs immediate attention from an ophthalmologist. The cause of the…

The Chopper Push Technique

Watch this video carefully and you will see that the chopper instrument is used just once to create a single…

Mastering IOL Flange Techniques

In cases of insufficient zonular support, using a flange technique has become popular after Dr Shin Yamane shared his technique…

Posterior Polar without delineation

Posterior polar cataracts are unusual, but certainly every ophthalmologist will see these patients in their own clinics. While most surgeons…

Phaco Chop in patients over age 90

In previous videos we have explained the differences when operating on nonagenarian patients. These patients have weaker tissues such as…

Phaco Incision Do-Over

In this case, the resident begins by making a phaco incision that is not good. The roof is too thin…

Simplified Technique for LRIs

Limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) are a great option to treat pre-existing corneal astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. They…

Severe Capsular Phimosis

Capsular phimosis occurs when there is severe contraction of the anterior capsular tissue which results in a shrinking of the…

Artificial Iris Implants

Kevin M. Miller MD is a world-renowned cataract surgeon at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute and he was an instrumental…

Choosing Toric IOL Steps

For toric IOLs, we need to select the best spherical power as well as the ideal toric step. What is…

Highly Efficient Stop-and-Chop

From watching videos here on CataractCoach.com, you’re aware that my favorite method of nucleus division is phaco chop. Any form…

Tear Out of the Anterior Capsule

In this video, which was anonymously submitted, an experienced surgeon encounters a routine cataract case where the anterior capsule is…

Always check under the Iris

We have covered this lesson before, but it certainly is worth repeating: always check under the iris when you perform…