By Arup Chakrabarti MBBS
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Iris hooks are indispensable in small pupil phacoemulsification and, if skillfully used, greatly enhance the eventual outcome. If proper technique is not followed they may also be responsible for complications of varying degrees of severity. This video demonstrates the occurrence of certain complications like anterior capsule rupture while creating the corneal tracts for iris hook, as well as anterior capsular puncture and massive intraocular bleeding associated with the use of iris hooks. Management of these complications, along with tips on how to avoid iris hook–related complications, will also be demonstrated.