Surgical Pearls to Minimize the Incidence of Posterior Capsule Rent

  • Jeewan S. Titiyal
  • Manpreet Kaur
  • Tarun Arora


The lens capsule in human eyes has the maximum thickness in the anterior midperipheral region located just anterior to the site of insertion of the zonules. The capsule thickness increases with age, especially at the anterior pole, while it stabilizes in the midperipheral zone or slightly decreases after the seventh decade. From this point, the posterior capsule becomes progressively thinner and also diminishes with age, except for the thinnest, but stable posterior pole [1]. The posterior capsule acts as an anatomical barrier between the anterior and the posterior segment and limits the spread of infectious and inflammatory processes [2].


Anterior Chamber Cataract Surgery Posterior Capsule Anterior Chamber Depth Anterior Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeewan S. Titiyal
    • 1
  • Manpreet Kaur
    • 1
  • Tarun Arora
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery ServicesDr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical SciencesAnsari NagarIndia

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