Capsular rupture. Definition

Medical Definition: capsular rupture

Rupture of the posterior capsule that occurs during cataract surgery. It is recorded in a small number of situations, being accompanied by the invasion of the anterior chamber vitreous humor. This imposes a previous vitrectomy may be sometimes necessary to place the IOL in the ciliary sulcus or even support it in the anterior chamber. Although this fracture increases the incidence of postoperative complications, usually does not preclude good visual recovery.

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