Posterior Capsular Rent in the Setting of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

  • Melissa H. Y. Wong
  • Soon Phaik Chee
  • Ronald Yeoh


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.


Femtosecond Laser Anterior Chamber Cystoid Macular Edema Posterior Capsule Anterior Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore National Eye CentreSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Singapore Eye Research InstituteSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyYong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Duke-NUS Medical SchoolSingaporeSingapore

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