Predisposing Factors for Posterior Capsular Rent



The outcome of cataract surgery performed by phacoemulsification in the present scenario is excellent. However, in spite of the recent advances, surgical complications still occur. Posterior capsular rent (PCR), reported to occur in 0.45–5.2 % of cases across all levels of surgical experience, is the most common potential intraoperative complication during cataract surgery [1–11]. It is significant as it may necessitate additional surgical procedures, increased postoperative follow-up needs, and a higher incidence of postoperative complications, which may negatively impact the final visual outcome [1, 12, 13]. However, today, the control rendered through closed chamber modern surgical techniques may allow for a final outcome that is not much different from an uncomplicated case. An improperly managed PCR, with or without vitreous loss, can adversely impact the excellent outcome that is associated with standard cataract surgery. It is desirable to be better prepared for this complication, so that it can be prevented or managed well with better preparedness.


Anterior Chamber Cataract Surgery Posterior Capsule Anterior Chamber Depth Corneal Dystrophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chakrabarti Eye Care CentreTrivandrumIndia

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