Guest Surgeon: Soft Posterior Polar Cataract Surgery

We have featured many videos about posterior polar cataracts and the techniques that can be used to successfully operate on these patients. The primary issue is that the posterior capsule is weak, fragile, or even absent at the site of the posterior polar opacity.

The key message is to avoid hydrodissection since this can rupture the posterior capsule! We must perform only hydrodelineation.

If you have been learning from CataractCoach.com then you have already learned from many posterior polar cases. The techniques that we have featured before include:

This technique is different and it is something that I have never seen before. The guest surgeon is Neto Rosatelli MD from Brazil and he uses the chopper to mechanically separate the epi-nucleus from the capsule. It is impressive and I want to try this technique in the future.

Click below to watch Dr Neto Rosatelli’s technique of posterior polar cataract surgery:

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