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- Trypan blue can be injected into the anterior chamber under an air bubble or capsular staining in cases of a white cataract.
- An anterior chamber maintainer with irrigating fluid can be used to maintain the anterior chamber in place of viscoelastic from the stage of the CCC.
- Viscoelastic may be used to maintain the anterior chamber without the use of an anterior chamber maintainer and irrigating fluid.
- A continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis (CCC) may be performed either before or after wound construction.
- The nucleus may be delivered without the use of a Sheet’s lens guide. Sometimes a lens loupe can be used and at other times the lens is simply expressed.
- Surgical access to the anterior chamber may be from the superior 12 o’clock position or temporally at the 9 o’clock position for the right eye and the 3 o’clock position for the left eye.
- A variety of different techniques can be employed for nucleus prolapse.
- Initially, please use the technique as described. Once you are comfortable, by all means make improvements. The authors would appreciate a note about these improvements, so as to improve their own technique.
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