By Richard Packard, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth
    Video Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    In his 2015 Binkhorst Medal Lecture, Dr. Richard Packard traces the evolution of the capsulotomy from crude forceps to precision laser which continues to be improved upon. Dr. Packard offered a brief overview of a possible new direction in laser cataract surgery – the CAPSULaser, a continuous thermal laser that fits under a surgical microscope that makes precise capsulotomies in just 3 seconds.