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    Phaco Bloopers

    By Ronald Yeoh, MD
    Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    In this video from Dr. Osher's Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Dr. Ronald Yeoh shares a compilation of less commonly encountered phaco complications that include:

    • Steep incisions resulting in injury at the capsular rim
    • A leaky phaco sleeve and twisted infusion tube causing chamber instability
    • Hydrorupture of the posterior capsule
    • Conjunctival overhang and ballooning obscuring the surgical field
    • Accidental emulsification of the iris in a case of small pupil
    • Ruptured zonules during irrigation and aspiration
    • Projectile IOL injection leading to floppy pupil