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Posterior Capsular Rent

Genesis and Management

  • Arup Chakrabarti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Swapnali Sabhapandit, Arup Chakrabarti, Meena Chakrabarti
      Pages 3-9
  3. Basic Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Nirupama Kasturi, Jyoti Matalia
      Pages 13-16
    3. Parthopratim Dutta Majumder
      Pages 17-20
  4. Prophylaxis of Posterior Capsular Rent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Arup Chakrabarti, Meena Chakrabarti
      Pages 23-31
    3. Jeewan S. Titiyal, Manpreet Kaur, Tarun Arora
      Pages 33-41
  5. Management of Posterior Capsular Rent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Sayan Das, Apoorva Ayachit, Arup Chakrabarti
      Pages 59-62
    3. Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Marie-José Tassignon
      Pages 63-66
    4. Sudeep Das, Mathew Kurian, Purnima Raman Srivatsa, Nikhil Negalur
      Pages 91-108
    5. Abhay R. Vasavada, Viraj Vasavada
      Pages 109-117
    6. James P. Laybourne, David H. W. Steel
      Pages 119-130
    7. Richard Packard
      Pages 131-136

About this book


This book deals with a potentially sight threatening complication - rupture of the posterior capsule – during cataract surgery. This handbook covers the management of this problem from 3 perspectives:

1.Identifying patients at higher risk and measures to manage such patients by surgical discipline

2.Intraoperative management of posterior capsular rupture (PCR) to minimize long-term complications

3.Post-operative care for a patient who has a PCR

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in ophthalmology and despite tremendous technical and technological advancements, PCR still occurs. PCR occurs both in the hands of experienced senior surgeons and the neophyte surgeons, although with a higher frequency in the latter group. Additionally, certain types of cataracts are prone to this development. If managed properly in a timely manner the eventual outcome may be no different from that of an uncomplicated case. However, improper management may lead on to serious complications with a higher incidence of permanent visual disability.

Written for experienced and not-so-experienced eye surgeons alike to understand and manage PCR. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arup Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.Chief Cataract and Glaucoma ServiceChakrabarti Eye Care CentreTrivandrumIndia

About the editors

Dr. Arup Chakrabarti, MS, Chief Cataract and Glaucoma Services, Chakrabarti Eye Care Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Posterior Capsular Rent
  • Book Subtitle Genesis and Management
  • Editors Arup Chakrabarti
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-81-322-3584-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-81-322-3858-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-81-322-3586-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 279
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 144 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    Internal Medicine
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