A simple device for teaching capsulorhexis technique

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Purpose. Development of a simple, inexpensive teaching model to allow practice of surgical skills required to perform continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis. Methods. A simple device, constructed from widely available materials, is used to support a cellophane film which serves as an artificial anterior lens capsule. Capsulorhexis techniques are practiced under the operating microscope before being used in cataract surgery. Results. Manual skills required to produce smooth, regular openings with this device are similar to those used in creating an actual capsulorhexis in vivo. Conclusions. This device is a useful tool for the initial teaching of capsulorhexis technique to ophthalmology residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S768
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 15 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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