Incidence and Significance of Posterior Capsule Rupture in Cataract Surgery

  • Swapnali Sabhapandit
  • Arup Chakrabarti
  • Meena Chakrabarti


Posterior capsule rupture (PCR) is a breach in the continuity of the posterior part of the capsular bag in the human crystalline lens [1]. It is not uncommon and is one of the most dreaded complications of cataract surgery. This complication usually occurs during removal of nucleus, cortex aspiration, or intraocular lens (IOL) insertion. The incidence and sequelae of this event are related to the stage at which it occurs, related comorbidities of the operated eye, presence or absence of vitreous loss, facilities in the operating theater for its management, and, most importantly, the surgeon’s competence and experience in managing this complication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Swapnali Sabhapandit
    • 1
  • Arup Chakrabarti
    • 2
  • Meena Chakrabarti
    • 2
  1. 1.L.V. Prasad Eye InstituteHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Chakrabarti Eye Care CentreTrivandrumIndia

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