Optic capture technique prevents PCO after pediatric cataract surgery

November 11, 2007

Posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (PCCC) with optic capture of a posterior chamber IOL is a safe and effective technique to afford stable IOL fixation and maintain visual axis clarity after cataract surgery in pediatric eyes, reported Ye Ying Jia, MD. Dr. Jia presented the outcomes from 83 eyes operated on between May 2002, and May, 2007. The patients ranged in age from 2 to 14 years (mean 5 years).