Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Dr. Sergio Canabrava explains the 10 basic principles of his double-flange polypropylene technique for IOL insertion. First, gather the materials needed, including needles and Prolene sutures. Then test the polypropylene before insertion and set up a 2-mm entry point from the limbus to create a long scleral tunnel. Push the Prolene into the eye and use tension to hold the base of the Prolene in. Following that, cut the Prolene at the 1.5-mm distance and dry it up. Finally, bury the flanged Prolene into the sclera, after first ensuring that the flange is not too large.

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