Posterior Capsular Rent in the Setting of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
With the advent of new surgical techniques and technologies, a whole new range of complications arise, some to be expected and some totally unimaginable. Posterior capsule rupture (PCR) is a complication that has always merited most attention, be it in planned extracapsular cataract extraction or phacoemulsification. This is largely because of the many sight-threatening consequences of PCR, such as cystoid macular edema, retinal detachment, and lens implant subluxation. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), as the new high-tech kid on the block, is also susceptible to PCR but the pathogenesis and clinical scenarios may be different.
KeywordsFemtosecond Laser Anterior Chamber Cystoid Macular Edema Posterior Capsule Anterior Capsule
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