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In two cases of posterior capsule rupture, scanning electron microscopy and reflected light microscopy of the tips revealed burring of the inner metallic shafts and tears in the silicone sleeves. A review of surgical video revealed that the ruptures, caused by reusable silicone irrigation/aspiration tips, occurred when the posterior capsule was aspirated either through the aspiration port or through a tear in the silicone sleeve. .