1715: capsulorhexis right up against iris

For a case like this where the pupil is mid-dilated to about 5 mm in diameter, be sure to make the capsulorhexis an appropriate size. Since I want a 5 mm capsulorhexis, I will tear the capsule edge right up against the iris margin. This sufficiently large capsulorhexis will then allow me to partially prolapse the nucleus out of the capsular bag and have the pupil hold it for me. This also helps to keep the floppy iris away from the phaco probe tip. This is a complete cataract case.

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