Posterior Capsular Rent: Early Recognition



Every eye surgeon has experienced – or will experience – that sinking feeling when the posterior capsule ruptures and vitreous comes forward into the anterior chamber.


Anterior Chamber Posterior Capsule Vitreous Cavity Polar Cataract Posterior Capsule Rupture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Susrut Eye Foundation and Research CentreKolkataIndia
  2. 2.M.M Joshi Eye instituteHubliIndia
  3. 3.Chakrabarti Eye Care CentreTrivandrumIndia

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