1585: posterior polar with strong capsule

Quite often, patients do not understand that there are tissue differences among the population. Even if we look at just patients with posterior polar cataracts, there is a difference in the integrity and anatomy of the posterior capsule. In some patients (like this one) it is relatively strong, in others it is thin and weak, and in some patients it is absent at the site of the polar opacity. Getting this point across to patients is very important in cases like this and also explaining that there is a difference in healing response among patients as well. This video shows some great pearls for posterior polar cataracts and further explores the concept of differences in patient protoplasm and tissue anatomy. Contrast this video to yesterday’s posterior polar case (video #1584).

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