Flexible iris hooks for phacoemulsification in patients with iridoschisis.

TitleFlexible iris hooks for phacoemulsification in patients with iridoschisis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume26
Issue9
Pagination1277-80
ISSN0886-3350
Abstract

Flexible iris hooks, or retractors, can be used to facilitate cataract removal by phacoemulsification in patients with primary iridoschisis. This rare condition is associated with fibrillary degeneration of the iris, narrow drainage angles, and cataract. In addition to their conventional use as iris retractors, iris hooks can control the degenerate fibrillary iris stroma to improve the view and access to the lens, preventing further damage during phacoemulsification and cortical cleanup. Iris hooks are widely available, easily handled, and can transform a difficult case into one that is almost routine.

URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0886-3350(00)00523-X
Short TitleJ Cataract Refract Surg
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