Dropped Nucleus (Posterior Dislocated Nucleus)

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Heinrich Heimann


The following chapter describes the management of a dropped nucleus. Two surgical methods are described: the extraction of the luxated nucleus with fragmatome and luxation of the nucleus into the anterior chamber with PFCL.


Dropped nucleus Posterior dislocated nucleus Fragmatome PFCL 

Supplementary material

Video 9.1

Dropped nucleus. Surgical management with fragmatome and without PFCL (MP4 28994 kb)

Video 9.2

Extraction of dropped nucleus with fragmatome and sulcus IOL (WMV 238574 kb)

Video 9.3

Extraction of dropped nucleus with Infinity (WMV 59653 kb)

Video 9.4

Extraction of dropped nucleus with PFCL and Verisyse IOL (MP4 41160 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Heinrich Heimann
    • 2
  1. 1.University Eye HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Royal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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