capsulorrhexis

cap·su·lor·rhex·is

(kap'sū-lō-reks'sis),
Technique used in cataract surgery by which a continuous circular tear is made in the anterior lens capsule.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. rhēxis, rupture]

capsulorrhexis

/cap·su·lor·rhex·is/ (kap″su-lo-rek´sis) the making of a continuous circular tear in the anterior capsule during cataract surgery in order to allow expression or phacoemulsification of the nucleus of the lens.

capsulorrhexis

[kap′səlôrek′sis]
a surgical technique in which a continuous circular tear in the anterior capsule is made in the crystalline lens to allow phacoemulsification of the lens nucleus during cataract surgery.

cap·su·lor·rhex·is

(kap'sū-lō-reks'sis)
Technique used in cataract surgery by which a continuous circular tear is made in the anterior lens capsule.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. rhēxis, rupture]

capsulorrhexis

removal of the lens capsule.
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Objective: To perform a meta-analysis on the precision and safety of femtosecond laser-assisted anterior capsulotomy versus conventional manual continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis.
We placed special emphasis on a very controlled capsulorrhexis and were able to maintain the size of capsulorrhexis to nearly 5.
Effect of optic material and haptic design on anterior capsule opacification and capsulorrhexis contaction.
Capsulorrhexis was performed with capsulorrhexis forceps and removed throu9h the corneal incision.
6 mm Keratome and anterior chamber was filled by methylcellulose and then a 5 mm anterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis was performed.
Manual construction of the capsulorrhexis is one of the most challenging aspects of cataract surgery to master.
The surgical technique included continuous-tear capsulorrhexis, using a bent needle or utrata forceps, hydrodissection, and bimanual divide-and-conquer technique was used for nucleus removal.
However, new laser platforms have been developed which enable this femtosecond laser to operate in a similar fashion to perform lens fragmentation, anterior capsulorrhexis and corneal or limbal incisions at the time of cataract extraction.
0 mm clear corneal incision was made and a continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis was created, using trypan blue if necessary, following which hydrodissection was performed.
Table 1: Results from questionnaire and statistical significance Instrument Disposable (n=157) Permanent (n=94) Good Mod Poor Good Mod Poor Dissecting Scissors 59 33 7 82 1 0 Vannas Scissors 4 5 0 2 0 0 Westcott Scissors 3 19 0 11 0 0 'Y' Nucleus Rotator 13 6 0 42 0 0 Spring Wire Speculum 84 32 9 65 8 6 Curved Needle Holder 5 2 1 5 0 0 45 Degree Tying Forceps 44 4 1 33 0 0 Straight Toothed Forceps 6 5 1 12 0 0 Colibri Toothed Forceps 92 23 3 65 0 0 Straight Tying Forceps 17 1 1 23 0 0 Curved Toothed Forceps 1 1 1 5 1 0 Capsulorrhexis Forceps 74 39 7 75 1 0 Ambidextrous Chopper 26 27 0 41 0 2 Koch Chopper 21 3 1 7 2 0 Instrument p Values Dissecting Scissors p < 0.
The surgeon-designed Giannetti MICS Capsulorrhexis Forceps performs a capsulorrhexis through a 1.
IOL was then implanted in the sulcus over the capsulorrhexis margin, and optic capture was done to ensure proper centration.