Surgical technique may help ensure good results with premium IOLs

Bechtel, Bryan
April 2010
Ocular Surgery News;4/25/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p18
Academic Journal
The article highlights the views of ophthalmologist Michael C. Knorz on the importance of primary posterior capsulotomy in cataract procedures. Primary posterior capsulotomy and buttonholing of the intraocular lens (IOL) optic in the posterior capsule is said to prevent the development of posterior capsular opacification after cataract removal. According to Knorz, the creation of posterior capsulotomy during the initial surgery and optic buttonholing removes the need for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser capsulotomy after surgery.


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