Quiz: Can you spot the potential complication?

Study this photo carefully: there is something hidden in plain sight that will likely necessitate a return trip to the operating room to handle this complication.

In this case, everything seemed routine and it progressed quite smoothly. A nice incision, an accurate capsulorhexis, efficient nucleus removal, complete cortex removal, placement of the IOL in the bag, removal of viscoelastic, and then hydration of the incisions.

For many surgeons, the case would be over at this point. But I prefer to do one last step: the angle sweep as we have previously reviewed, helps to remove any retained viscoelastic. In this case, it also revealed a significant amount of lens fragments which were embedded in the viscoelastic.

Click below to be surprised by this finding during routine cataract surgery:

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