recovering from posterior capsule rupture

Every surgeon, no matter how experienced, will experience complications. The rate of complications such as posterior capsule rupture declines substantially over the years as the surgeons gains more experience. Whereas a novice surgeon may have a 5% capsule breakage rate, a surgeon who has performed more than 10,000 procedures may have a rate that is much less than 1%.

In the video shown here, Dr. Kim from Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea does a beautiful job in recovering from a posterior capsule rupture. He is a very talented surgeon with a high degree of expertise and skill. He is also using a phaco machine with a venturi fluid pump, instead of a peristaltic pump. The primary difference between these two machines is how they build up vacuum, as explained in this video. In addition, the surgeon performs a pars plana anterior vitrectomy to clean up the prolapsed vitreous prior to implanting the IOL.

click below to see when the capsule ruptures and how we recover from this:

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