Case Presentation: Complexities Encountered in Glaucoma Patients having Cataract Surgery
Title: Case Presentation: Complexities Encountered in Glaucoma Patients having Cataract Surgery
Author: Alan S. Crandall
Keywords/Main Subjects: Cataract; Cataract surgery; Loose zonules; Capsular tension ring; Pseudoexfoliation; Cataract surgery complications; Glaucoma;
Diagnosis: Cataract; Loose zonules;
Brief Description: This is a presentation discussing the role of zonular weakness in cataract surgery. It is presented in a case based manner with many surgical videos. Techniques for managing each step of the cataract surgery in the presence of loose or broken zonules are presented. This includes, the use of capsular tension rings during cataract surgery is discussed and its value in the setting of loose zonules or pseudoexfoliation. Surgical video of the implantation of capsular tension rings is presented. The hurricane technique of I&A is presented with surgical video. The use of capsulorhexis as an indicator of zonular weakness as well as techniques for capsulorhexis in the presence of zonular weakness is shown.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds