Cortical Cataracts can cause “white-out”

Cortical cataracts occur when some of the lens material becomes liquefied, thereby blocking the visual axis. When we perform hydro-dissection for these cortical cataracts, we end up spreading this white fluid across the entire lens capsule which induces this “white-out” condition. Look at the picture and you can see that this eye starts with a good red reflex but immediately after hydro-dissection there is white-out and loss of this view.

Click below to learn how this white-out occurs and how to deal with it:

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