1411: how much capsule polishing to do?

Capsule polishing to remove tiny residual bits of lens material is frequently done in cataract surgery. We have asked our viewers if it was a required step of surgery and the answer was mostly yes, unless you are still a novice surgeon where the risks may not outweigh the benefits. Note that some studies have shown the capsular polishing had no benefit on preventing posterior capsule opacification. And there are different methods of polishing the capsule as well. In this video I ask the question of how much capsule polishing is needed? And does patient age matter? In the title picture here, don’t confuse the pseudo-exfoliation material (on top of the capsular bag) with lens epithelial cells (inside the capsular bag). What is your take?

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