While we need viscoelastic to perform a safe cataract surgery, we do not typically want to leave this OVD inside the eye at the end of a routine case. The OVD will block the trabecular meshwork which will result in a high intra-ocular pressure for at least a few days. Ideally, we want to fully remove the OVD at the end of the cataract surgery and the angle sweep method is important to achieve that.
click below to learn this technique that you should be doing at the end of every cataract surgery:
What’s the best orientation of the haptics in routine cases like this? Vertical or horizontal? Does this orientation affect post-op IOL flickering or dysphotopsia? Thank you Prof. Devgan
I am not sure that it makes a difference. We discussed this previously: