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petal cataract

Shalini Mohan, Priyanka Gupta, Kunal Sahai, Surendra Kumar Sachan
AIM: To report a rare case of Alport Syndrome (AS) highlighting the precautions and surgical complications during phacoemulsification. METHOD: A 35 year old female presented with bilateral painless progressive diminution of vision since 6 months and had bilateral deafness since 12 years. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in both the eyes was 4/60. Bilateral anterior lenticonus, posterior polar cataract with posterior lenticonus, macular and peripheral retinal flecks, which are rarely reported in females, were present...
July 2014: Seminars in Ophthalmology
T Dada, N Sharma, V K Dada
Hard grade IV nuclei are difficult to emulsify without causing additional stress on the zonular apparatus. We herein, describe a method to accomplish successful phacoemulsification in hard cataracts. This technique of "petalloid phacoemulsification" consists of partial central debulking, followed by sequential chopping to create petal-shaped nuclear fragments emanating from the partially debulked center. The rim of the petals are emulsified followed by the emulsification of the central disc and the base of the petal...
March 2000: Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers
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