The idea of a lens snare or loop to mechanically split the nucleus is decades old and we previously discussed it in this post: link here. The idea was also used by others to create the miloop device which is being used in this case. However, instead of just splitting the nucleus, the lens loop also severely damages the capsular bag. Watch the video carefully and leave a comment below describing when you think the posterior capsule broke and how you would manage the case. This is a very tough case by an experienced surgeon and it just goes to show you how stressful cataract surgery can be.
We are having another video contest for young surgeons in training. Full details are available at this link here. Your video can be anything original, maximum length of 3 minutes, do a voiceover, do not use copyrighted music in the background, make sure it is actual high definition and in focus, and only one video per surgeon. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2023 and the video competition will be hosted live on June 15, 2023. Full details by clicking the pic below.