polar cataract


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po·lar cat·a·ract

a capsular cataract limited to an area of the anterior or posterior pole of the lens.

po·lar cat·a·ract

(pō'lăr kat'ăr-akt)
A capsular cataract limited to an area of the anterior or posterior pole of the lens.
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Numerous modifications have been reported for posterior polar cataract surgery, which is still one of the challenging cases for anterior segment surgeons.
In the current study, of the devastating complications of posterior polar cataract surgery, posterior capsule rupture rate was comparable with the literature (15.
Acknowledging that even the most experienced cataract surgeon can encounter unfortunate circumstances, the contributors describe aspects of the edgier side of procedures, such as subluxated cataracts, dislocated lens fragments, suprahard or posterior polar cataracts, infectious endophthalmitis, and miotic pupils.