Posterior-Assisted Levitation Technique



Although for experienced surgeons posterior capsule rupture occurs more commonly during the removal of lens cortex, it certainly may happen when significant amounts of lens nucleus are still present. Dealing with the nucleus or its fragments when these have started to descend below the posterior capsule into the vitreous cavity presents the anterior segment surgeon with a management dilemma. Should an attempt be made to salvage the potentially lost pieces or should this be left to the vitreoretinal surgeon at a separate procedure? The anterior hyaloid membrane will often be sufficient to prevent a descent of fragments, and in this circumstance, it is possible to rescue the situation.


Anterior Chamber Retinal Detachment Diabetic Macular Oedema Posterior Capsule Vitreous Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Prince Charles Eye UnitKing Edward VII HospitalWindsorUK

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