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PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Time is ripe to rethink posterior optic capture techniques

18:00 EDT 16 Jun 2017 | Healio

Techniques that place the IOL optic in Berger’s space after primary posterior capsulotomy have been around for some time. Surgeons who researched and pioneered these procedures called them by different names and proposed personal variations, but they all came to the same conclusion: This way of placing the lens creates a formidable barrier against posterior capsule opacification while maintaining the anterior hyaloid and vitreous intact.“I have a vision of this approach taking off eventually and becoming standard just for everyone,” Lisa B. Arbisser, MD, said. “And I have a mission to try to have people feel comfortable with managing the posterior capsule and thinking ‘out of the bag.’ In other words, considering optic capture as the way to go.”

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