Capsulorrhexis

 Capsullorhexis

  • Capsulorrhexis is initiated by creating an anterior capsule flap
  • The center of the anterior capsule is first punctured using a cystotome or a bent needle and then swept in a curvilinear fashion to create a large capsular flap
  • The capsular flap is pulled and lifted at its edge
  • A continuous tear capsulorrhexis is then performed by shearing the capsular flap using a forceps in a circular fashion
  • A circular capsulorrhexis is evident on red reflex