Extracapsular cataract extraction poses higher risk of posterior rupture than phaco

Bechtel, Bryan; Boyle, Erin L.; Hasson, Matt; Nale, Pat
January 2009
Ocular Surgery News;1/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on the risk of posterior rupture posed by extracapsular cataract extraction than phacoemulsification. It references a study published in the 2008 issue of the "British Journal of Ophthalmology." The researchers found that patients younger than 40 years had higher rates of posterior capsule rupture.


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