Capsular Tension Ring Placement

Our guest surgeon is Dr. Bhagyashri Deshmukh from Amravati, India and she is presenting a traumatic cataract case with a significant degree of zonular loss. A capsular tension ring is carefully placed prior to beginning phacoemulsification of the cataract. What is the optimal time for placement of a CTR? Is there an advantage to placing it earlier in the case? What are the challenges with this?

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