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Capsular tension rings

Cataract surgery

Hylton Mayer, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor Yale University Department of Opthalmology, discusses capsular tension rings, plastic like device used at the time of cataract surgery to assist in eyes that have weak or damaged or lost zonules.

Summary:
Cataract surgery using capsular rings assists eyes with lost or damaged zonules and act as support for the new intraocular lens.

References and Resources:
Ashwin PT, Shah S, Wolffsohn JS. Advances in cataract surgery. Clin Exp Optom. 2009 Jul;92(4):333-42.
Ton Y, Michaeli A, Assia EI. Repositioning and scleral fixation of the subluxated lens capsule using an intraocular anchoring device in experimental models. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Apr;33(4):692-6.

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