1-Minute Video
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Approximately 2% of patients have long anterior zonules (LAZ), defined as radially oriented zonular fibers with a central extension of more than 1.0 mm beyond the normal anterior lens insertion zone. In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Steven Safran offers tips for performing a capsulorhexis in patients with LAZ. Since there is a high risk of a rhexis tear extending radially, he recommends making the rhexis just anterior to the zonular fibers. Although the rhexis may seem small, the opening is adequate for most cataract surgery patients.

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