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    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Complications, Mature Cataract

    In this video, Dr. Stephen Tate describes his technique for intracapsular decompression of white mature cataracts to avoid the Argentinian flag sign. He begins by filling the anterior chamber with viscoelastic. Next, a needle is attached to a phaco machine set to cortex mode and is inserted through the anterior capsule, positioned with the bevel up. It is important the needle path stay straight until aspiration of the liquified cortex. Although rhexis creation can proceed after this procedure, Dr. Tate recommends starting small and to enlarge only when necessary.

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