I/A probe going under the cortex

Most of the time, we grab the cortex edge under the anterior capsular rim and then we strip centrally. But there are times where it makes sense to go under the cortex centrally, just above the posterior capsule. By placing the I/A probe with the port up, between the posterior capsule and the cortex, we can effectively remove thicker cortex or even an epi-nuclear shell.

click below to see this technique of cortex removal:


  1. Very nice video sir. Great technique!
    What would be your approach to dealing with a thin cortical leaflet adherent to the posterior capsule with no anterior leaf to grab onto with the IA probe.
    Sometimes it’s too adherent to get under and I really struggle in trying to get those stubborn pieces out

    Thank you 😊

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