, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 185-193
Date: 23 Aug 2007

Small Pupil Phaco Surgery: A New Technique

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Abstract

Adequate transpupillary access to the lens is essential to the success of phaco procedures, especially in cases with zonular weakness and capsular inadequacy. When patients do not respond to pharmacological agents, mechanical measures are necessary. Nevertheless, most of these have significant risks. We believe that our iris retraction technique with Malyugin ring has several advantages.

Dr. Malyugin is from the S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Complex State Institution, Moscow, Russia.
The authors have stated that they do not have a significant financial interest or other relationship with any product manufacturer or provider of services discussed in this article. The authors do discuss the use of off-label products, which includes unlabeled, unapproved, or investigative products or devices.
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