The capsulorhexis is a critical step of cataract surgery for two main reasons: it creates a stable and strong opening that allows us access to the cataract and it helps to hold our IOL at the appropriate position for accurate refractive results and long term stability. It is also part of the signature that you leave on every eye having cataract surgery in your practice. This is a complete cataract case where the patient is receiving a toric IOL in order to address pre-existing corneal astigmatism. The IOL must be centered as well as rotated to the appropriate meridian for optimal performance and the capsulorhexis is important in that regard.
click to learn from this complete cataract case where we discuss the capsulorhexis: