Undertaking cataract surgery with phacoemulsification behind the pIOL without explantation of the anterior chamber lens offers the benefits of pIOL function as protection for the cornel endothelium; good predictability of the desired post-operative refraction; excellent visual rehabilitation; and, overall, fewer complication rates.
Due to the complex nature of the surgical procedure, this method is recommended mainly for experienced phaco-surgeons.
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Dr Dieter W Klaas, MD
Dr Dieter W Klaas is an ophthalmologist at Augenzentrum Friedberg, Germany. He has no financial interests to declare.