Posterior Optic Buttonholing
Surgical technique during phacoemulsification for reduction of posterior capsule opacification.
No epidemiologic data available for this topic.
In 2006, Menapace introduced this technique to preserve full capsular transparency and to evaluate it as a potential routine alternative to standard in-the-bag implantations of sharp-edged optic intraocular lenses. It has also been used in cataract surgery with children to prevent aftercataract.
See Treatment section below.
Thorough examination of the anterior segment with the slit-lamp gonioscopy, measurement of uncorrected and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity and intraocular pressure, and biometry are mandatory to maintain best possible postoperative results.
Anterior capsulorhexis fixation
See History section.
After topical anesthesia, standard...
- Hengerer F et al (2010) Posterior optic button holing (POBH): technique and surgical procedure. In: 21st International Congress of German ophthalmic surgeons 2010 in HamburgGoogle Scholar