By Boris Malyugin, MD, PhD; Natalia Anisimova, MD; Alexandra Belodedova, MD; A. Gelyastanov, MD; Olga P. Antonova, MD
    Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive & Glaucoma Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Complications

    Dr. Boris Malyugin and his colleagues from Moscow present intraoperative aqueous misdirection syndrome and how it contributes to posterior capsule (PC) rupture. They explain the pathologic connections between the anterior chamber and Berger’s space. Lens microparticles—located in the area behind the posterior capsule and a biomarker of vigorous ligament detachment—in combination with increased zonule permeability are the major causative factors for intraoperative aqueous misdirection syndrome that can significantly increase the risk of PC rupture.

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