Cataract Quiz: intumescent decompression

One of our favorite topics on CataractCoach is the intumescent white cataract. We know that the capsular bag is pressurized due to the liquefied lens cortex. This makes the risk of capsular run-out much higher and this can lead to further complications. Among the best techniques for these cataracts involve decompressing the capsular bag while the anterior chamber pressure is high (higher than the intra-lenticular pressure).

But what happens if we do not do this important step of decompression? Click below to watch:

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