Posterior polar cataract cases are always challenging because we know that the site of the polar opacity is weak with … More

# Category: posterior polar

# 1953: soft posterior polar young patient

Studies have shown that 1 out of 3 posterior polar cataract surgeries result in a ruptured posterior capsule. Here’s the … More

# 1888: femto laser for posterior polar

You must realize by now that I have a fondness for posterior polar cataracts and on CataractCoach.com we have an … More

# 1876: white cataract with posterior polar

This patient had cataract surgery of the first eye done elsewhere and the surgeon noted a posterior polar opacity. This … More

# 1869: posterior polar with EDOF IOL

This patient has a congenital posterior polar cataract which has recently worsened and become more opaque. It is certainly limiting … More

# 1851: Is this posterior subscapsular or polar?

Looks carefully at the picture here and tell me, is that a posterior subscapsular cataract (PSC) or a posterior polar … More

# 1839: posterior polar with capsule rupture

This is a really difficult surgery because it is a posterior polar cataract and there is a pre-existing posterior capsule … More

# 1799: posterior polar with zonular loss

We know that posterior polar cataract cases are challenging because at the site of the opacity the posterior capsule is … More

# 1739: peeling a posterior polar plaque

We all know that posterior polar cataracts are challenging because at the site of the polar opacity the capsule can … More

# 1675: soft posterior polar cataract

I enjoy posterior polar cataract surgery because of the challenge. We know that at the site of the polar opacity … More

# 1646: posterior polar capsule issue

We have covered the topic of posterior polar cataracts many times before and we even have an entire section on … More

# 1598: resident posterior polar cataract

We have covered posterior polar cataracts so many times that there is a separate category for these tricky cases. The … More

# 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 … More

# 1584: posterior polar ruptured capsule

When I have lectured at large ophthalmic meetings, I would sometimes pause and ask the audience members to raise their … More

# 1425: posterior polar or sub-capsular?

Time for you to make the call: you bring the surgical microscope to the eye and just before you start … More

# 1376: soft posterior polar cataract

This younger patient has a posterior polar cataract with new PSC (posterior subcapsular) spread of opacities, thereby significantly limiting the … More

# 1234: posterior polar cataract surgery

Posterior polar cataracts have a developmental defect at the center of the posterior capsule. This means that at the site … More

# 1219: posterior polar capsule rupture

This patient has bilateral posterior polar cataracts which progressively became more opaque and caused increasing visual problems. The first eye … More

# 1212: resident posterior polar cataract

Studies have shown that 1 out of 3 posterior polar cataract surgeries result in a ruptured posterior capsule. Here’s the … More

# 1070: Posterior Polar Cortical Cleaving

I really enjoy watching surgical videos from Dr. Neto Rosatelli from Ribeirão Preto, Brazil because he mixes his high degree … More

# 1055: Playlist: Posterior Polar Cataracts

Studies have shown that 1 out of 3 posterior polar cataract surgeries result in a ruptured posterior capsule. Here’s the … More

# Capsule Break with I/A and rescue

Our guest surgeon today is Dr Ahmed Al Habash who shows us the best technique of dealing with a posterior … More

# Soft versus Dense Cataracts

Our guest surgeon, Dra. Luz Marina Melo from Colombia, shows us two very different techniques for soft versus dense cataracts. … More

# Toric IOL for Posterior Polar Cataracts?

We know that with posterior polar cataracts, there is a congenital weakness in the posterior capsule at the site of … More

# Residual posterior polar opacities

We love to show posterior polar cataract videos and we have an entire category for them here on CataractCoach. Using … More

# 2 approaches to Posterior Polar Cataracts

# Posterior Polar without delineation

Posterior polar cataracts are unusual, but certainly every ophthalmologist will see these patients in their own clinics. While most surgeons … More

# Guest Surgeon: Soft Posterior Polar Cataract Surgery

We have featured many videos about posterior polar cataracts and the techniques that can be used to successfully operate on … More

# Resident Posterior Polar Cataract with Hydro-Delineation

With a posterior polar cataract, the posterior capsule can be weak, fragile, or even focally absent and this poses challenges … More

# Posterior Polar Cataract with Central Capsule Defect

We have highlighted multiple different posterior polar cataract cases, which warrant reviewing. These include: Soft Posterior Polar in a younger … More

# I missed this Posterior Polar Cataract

This case caught me by surprise: in the pre-operative notes this was listed as a posterior sub-capsular cataract, but when … More

# Posterior Polar Cataract by Resident in Training

This is another case of a posterior polar cataract, this time performed by a resident in training. She does a … More

# Soft Posterior Polar Cataract Technique

This is a patient with a history of high hyperopia (+7.5 of hyperopia) and posterior polar cataracts since childhood. The … More

# Video Review: Posterior Polar Cataract Bowl Technique

This video is from Dr. Ravi Prasad Challa from Hyderabad, India and it shows his bowl technique for performing cataract … More

# Posterior Polar Cataract: Expert Level with Small Pupil, Floppy Iris, Dense Lens

Yesterday’s video showed the technique of using Visco-Dissection to aid in surgery for posterior polar cataracts. That patient had a … More