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This video based course will demonstrate stepwise innovative surgical techniques to manage the deadliest surgical situations in difficult and complex cataract cases. The choice of phaco settings, variation of fluidics and new chopping methods will be vividly shown. Videos will highlight more commonly encountered complications such as the runaway capsulorhexis, managing associated zonular weakness and PC disruption in posterior polar cataract.
This interactive course will help the attendees to understand and apply innovative technologies and techniques that will improve surgical skills required to deal with various challenging cataracts and achieve safe and predictable outcomes. Presenters will review and highlight surgical options to crack and break mature hard cataract, technique to prevent the Argentinian flag sign, suture ring fixation of capsular bag, pupil expanders in intraoperative miosis and detection of radial tear extension with flap fluttering sign.
This 1.5 hour Instructional Course was recorded at the 2023 ASCRS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on May 5-8, 2023.