capsular bag

'bag', capsular 

A sack-like structure remaining within the eye following extracapsular cataract extraction or phacoemulsification. The implanted intraocular lens is placed within this structure to recreate the usual phakic state. See cataract extraction; intraocular lens; phacoemulsification.
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In addition, the UltraSert Pre-loaded Delivery System features a plunger tip which is designed to support consistent IOL folding and precise placement into the capsular bag of the eye.
We designed this system to be easily and safely exchangeable without manipulation of the delicate capsular bag and this feature, by itself, will deliver great value to the market.
Corynebacterium minutissimum endophthalmitis: management with antibiotic irrigation of the capsular bag.
Once the cataract is removed, an artificial lens is placed into the same thin capsular bag that the cataract occupied.
1) A foldable IOL is inserted into the empty capsular bag after liquefaction and aspiration of the opacified phakic lens.
The unfolding of the lens was well controlled, allowing easy placement in the capsular bag.
Once these lenses are in place there is no visual deterioration over time but occasionally the capsular bag the plastic lens sits in becomes cloudy, requiring a simple laser treatment to clear it in the clinic.
Phacoemulsification of the nucleus was followed by irrigation and aspiration of the cortex and intraocular lens implantation in the capsular bag.
This is a process whereby I insert a small ultrasonic probe into the capsular bag that surrounds the cloudy lens (cataract) inside the eye.
Ultrasound is used to gently break the cloudy lens into very small pieces which are then sucked out of the eye, leaving the transparent capsular bag in place.
1Based on an intra-individual, prospective, randomized study of 53 patients and 106 eyes that showed less capsular bag shrinkage through 8 weeks post-op and an intra-individual, prospective, randomized comparative trial of 76 patients and 152 eyes showing 19 percent less inflammation through 1 day post-op.
This step enables the lens to be freely rotated within the capsular bag.