The key to making a great capsulorhexis is understanding the pivoting technique. This allows us to float within the incision without distorting it, thereby retaining the viscoelastic. With an anterior chamber filled with viscoelastic, the anterior lens capsule is flattened and there is more control for capsulorhexis creation. And the pivoting technique is how we create such a circular and precise opening. This video shows both microscope and external views of the pivoting technique for capsulorhexis creation. This video should be studied very carefully by beginning surgeons to learn a technique that will prove useful throughout their careers.
Click below to learn about the pivoting technique for capsulorhexis: