1133: Capsule grabbed with phaco probe

Ideally, you want the tip of the phaco probe to stay in the central zone of the anterior segment and away from the lens capsular equator. In this case the resident surgeon inadvertently grabs the lens capsule at the equator and pulls on it, thereby causing iatrogenic zonular dehiscence. Once this happens, how do you safely complete the case, prevent vitreous prolapse, implant the IOL, and ensure future stability?

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