The Small Pupil

  • Luc Van OsEmail author


Good pupillary dilation is important to enable a safe surgical procedure when performing cataract surgery, especially when using the bag-in-the-lens technique. In this chapter, specific preoperative and intraoperative measures and techniques are provided to deal with small pupils.


Miosis Mydriasis Synechiae IFIS Small pupil Pupil expanding devices 

Supplementary material

Video 15.1

Viscodissection of posterior synechiae (MP4 61813 kb)

Video 15.2

Implanting a BIL through a Malyugin ring (MPG 62754 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyAntwerp University, University HospitalEdegemBelgium

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